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The American Slave Who Fought in the Greek War of Independence

Ayios Ioannis Church in Argos was the site of a commemoration of the life of notable former slave and American philhellene James Williams.

The 20 Events That Defined the Greek War of Independence

The Greek War of Independence that begun in 1821 is full of memorable events, most of them bloody battles and heroic feats.

Iconic “Greek Slave” Statue Depicts Orphaned Girl from Greece’s Psara

The "Greek Slave," represents the incredible but true story of a girl from Psara who was captured in the Greek War of Independence.

Was 1821 a Greek Revolution or a War of Independence?

The Greek War of Independence was the subject of an online lecture co-hosted by the Consulate General of Greece in Boston and College Year in Athens.

Best Greek Bicentennial Moments of 2021 All Around the World

A list of all of the best Greek bicentennial moments around the world would really be too long to write in one story -- celebrating the milestone of 200 years of Greek independence after declaring war against the Ottoman...

Philhellene Samuel Gridley Howe in the Greek War of Independence

In this year of the Bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence, the stories of many notable philhellenes are being told. One of the most prominent philhellenes of all was the influential American educator Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, who revealed...

Australia Issues Commemorative Greek Bicentennial Stamps

Commemorative bicentennial stamps honoring Greece's War of Independence in 1821 are being issued by the Australia Post in collaboration with the Holy Archdiocese of Australia. The series comprises four stamps, which depict four heroic clerical figures of the Orthodox Church,...

Greek Post Office Issues Stamps Honoring Great Philhellenes

In recognition of the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence, the Greek Post Office is issuing a series of stamps featuring great philhellenes, including Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe of Boston. One year ago, the Hellenic Post Office, as it...

Pope Francis to Visit Greece and Cyprus in November

Pope Francis confirmed reports on Wednesday that he will visit Greece and Cyprus in November as part of a tour taking in Malta and Slovenia. “Slovakia is on the program, then Cyprus, Greece and Malta,” the pontiff told Spain’s Cope...

Artist Creates Stunning Mosaics of Greek Independence Heroes

Greek mosaic artist Grigoris Kalagias creates stunning artworks which help to keep his country's history alive and accessible.