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Theodoros Kolokotronis was a Greek general and the pre-eminent leader of the Greek War of Independence during 1821-1830 against the Ottoman Empire. Kolokotronis's greatest success was the defeat of the Ottoman army under Mahmud Dramali Pasha at the Battle of Dervenakia in 1822.In 1825, he was appointed commander-in-chief of the Greek forces in the Peloponnese. Today, Kolokotronis ranks among the most revered of the protagonists of Greece's War of Independence.

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Theódoros Kolokotrónis was prominent Greek patriot in the Greek War of Independence.

As a member of the Greek revolutionary society Philiki Etaireia, Kolokotrónis led Moreot bands during the War of Independence. His most brilliant action was his part in the defeat of Mahmud Dramali’s Ottoman army in August 1822. He was imprisoned on Hydra for his defiance of the central government but was later released to help defend the Morea (Peloponnese) against the Egyptian mercenary army that was led by Ibrahim Pasha. In 1825 he signed the Greek demand for British protection and invited Sir Richard Church to be Greek commander in chief. In 1828 he supported the president, Count I.A. Kapodístrias, and became one of the leaders of the pro-Russian party. After the count’s assassination on Oct. 9, 1831, Kolokotrónis set up a rival administration favouring 17-year-old Prince Otto of Bavaria for the newly created Greek throne, and he later tried to overthrow the young king’s regency, composed largely of Bavarians. For this, Kolokotrónis was condemned to death on June 7, 1834, but was later reprieved




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SauronLordofTheEarth
SauronLordofTheEarth - - 881 comments

Great.

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Heorl_256 Author
Heorl_256 - - 1,103 comments

Thanks:)

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Hoar
Hoar - - 1,682 comments

Egypt invaded Greece in XIX century?! Like realy, I have never heard of this before, it sounds soooo weird! Like the Japanese invasion of Korea in 1592–98, when it (Japan) was tehnicaly in the state of a civil war. I love when those champs that lead nations say something like this: "We could potentialy invade and fight with our own neighbours that we are already at war with, we've got plenty of those. Or, we could invade a completly neutral state that is beyond a sea.. Yeah! A good plan is always good" Thanks mate, it's realy nice that you share those!

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Heorl_256 Author
Heorl_256 - - 1,103 comments

Yes,the Egyptians invaded Greece because they had an alliance with the Turks(they hadn't any other reason to attack).I can say that if the Egyptians hadn't been an enemy to my nation,Constantinople could be today a part of my country,Greece.

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Hoar
Hoar - - 1,682 comments

Ok, but it still sounds a bit hilarious. Thanks!

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JameSmith_256
JameSmith_256 - - 61 comments

A war between egypt and greece never happened.There was an egyptian mercenary army that had an alliance with the Ottoman Empire.

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Heorl_256 Author
Heorl_256 - - 1,103 comments

Correct

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