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Greek War of Independence

Fireships: How Greece’s Daring Sailors Destroyed the Turkish Fleet

The fireships were a weapon of necessity used by the skilled sailors of the Greek navy to a devastating, asymmetric effect during the Greek War of Independence.

Rare Exhibition of Paintings by European Philhellenes Opens In Thessaloniki

A rare exhibition of paintings by 19th-century European Philhellenes opened at the Teloglion Fine Arts Foundation, Thessaloniki, on Thursday.

What Has Russia Ever Done For Greece?

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has reignited the debate in Greece on the historic relations between the two nations that share a common religion. The destruction of towns and villages in eastern Ukraine, especially Mariupol where tens of thousands of ethnic...

Filiki Eteria: The Group That Sparked the Greek War of Independence

The Filiki Eteria (Φιλική Εταιρία), or the Society of Friends, as it was otherwise known, was founded on September 14, 1814 and played a crucial role in the uprising which led to the Greek War of Independence against the...

The Astonishing Story of the First Female Greek Immigrant to Australia

Ekaterini Plessou-Crummer, the first female Greek immigrant to Australia in the mid-1800s, has an incredible personal story that is filled with encounters with historical figures of the Greek War of Independence. Plessou was born in a small village in Thesprotia...

Greek Artist Captures Essence of Hellenism Through Pop Art

Greek artist Caroline Rovithi is motivated by the motto "All You Need is Greece," when creating her bright, bold, and empowering artwork.

How Orthodox Martyrs Saved the Greek Language Under Ottoman Rule

The Greek language survived almost 400 years of Ottoman rule due to the Greek Orthodox Church, which protected and taught the language.

Papaflessas: The Priest Turned Hero of the Greek War of Independence

Among the many heroes of the Greek War of Independence, Papaflessas was perhaps the most eccentric personality

The Battle of Valtetsi Determined Course of 1821 Greek Revolution

The Battle of Valtetsi was the first major victory of the 1821 Greek Revolution and determined the course of the War of Independence

Lord Byron: The Romantic Poet Who Died for Greece

Lord Byron is one of the first and best-known philhellenes who actively participated in Greece’s War of Independence.