Theodoros Kolokotronis

Theodoros Kolokotronis

Born on 3 April, 1770, Theodoros Kolokotronis was one of the most important figures of the Greek Revolution of 1821. In 1818, Kolokotronis was initiated in the Filiki Eteria (Society of Friends) and begun preparing the Revolution in the Peloponnese.

As their delegate in Mani, Theodoros Kolokotronis raised the flag of the Revolution in Kalamata on 23rd March, 1821. He led many military operations of the Struggle, like in the victory of Valtetsi (14 May, 1821); in the fall of Tripolitsa (23 September, 1821) – during which the massacre of Tripolitsa took place, where 30,000 non-combatant Turks and Jews were killed; in the destruction of Dramali's Army at Dervenakia (26 July, 1822) – which saved the Revolution in the Peloponnese.
 

Theodoros Kolokotronis died on a night in 1843 from a stroke during his return from a feast at the Royal Palace.


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▶︎ Christian & Theophilus Hansen
▶︎ Laskarina Bouboulina
▶︎ King Otto


 


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