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Greek War of Independence

Battle of Navarino: A Milestone in the Greek War of Independence

The Battle of Navarino, one of the most important battles in Greece’s War of Independence, took place 194 years ago today, on October 20, 1827. It was on this date that a coalition of united European powers defeated the Ottoman...

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 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...

When Greek Heroine Manto Mavrogenous Repelled the Turks from Mykonos

It was October 11, 1822, in the second year of Greece's War of Independence, when the Ottomans, attempting to invade the island of Mykonos, were repelled by brave islanders fighting under the command of Manto Mavrogenous. Now a place known...

New Conference to Shed Light on Greek War of Independence

On the occasion of the Bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence, the George Seferis Chair of Modern Greek Studies at Harvard University and the Constantine Karamanlis Chair of Hellenic and European Studies of the Fletcher School of Tufts...

The Louvre Celebrates Greek Independence in Stunning New Exhibition

The Louvre, the second largest art museum in the world, is celebrating the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence with an impressive new exhibition entitled "Paris-Athens, The Birth of Modern Greece, 1675–1919." The show, which opens at the end...

Cliffs of Freedom Movie Set During the Greek Revolution Streaming on Major Platforms

Cliffs of Freedom, the historical drama movie set during Greece's War of Independence, will stream on major platforms beginning on September 13, 2021, the National Hellenic Society (NHS) announced. In a statement the NHS, which owns all rights to film,...

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

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

George Jarvis Commemorated for Role in Greek War of Independence

A churchyard in Argos, Mycenae was where the life of one of the most notable philhellenes, George Jarvis, was commemorated on July 27.

Former Slave Became Philhellene, Revolutionary War Soldier for Greece

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