Modern History of Athens

Modern History of Athens

From the 15th to the 19th Century Athens was under Ottoman rule. Very soon after the struggle for liberation and the declaration of independence, Athens was chosen as the capital of the Hellenic Republic.

This was due to the city being a reference point of Ancient Greek culture, on which the new nation-state was ideologically based. Reconstruction begins to be built upon the standards of a modern city.


▶︎ Ottoman Occupation (1456-1821)
▶︎ Greek War of Independence (1821-1833)
▶︎ 19th Century (1834-1900)
▶︎ 20th & 21st Century (1901-2004)
 

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