Markos Botsaris

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Botsaris, Markos


Born 1790; died Aug. 21,1823. Hero of a Greek national liberation uprising during the years 1820–29. Born into an influential family in the mountain community of Suli.

During the war between Ali Pashe Tepelena and the sultan (1820–22), Botsaris commanded a detachment made up of inhabitants of Suli, which inflicted a number of defeats on the Turkish forces. Botsaris later took part in the defense of Mesolongion. On the night of Aug. 21, 1823, he led a small detachment on an attack on the significantly superior forces of the invaders near Karpenision. The Turks were routed, but Botsaris was killed in the battle.

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It seemed that a considerable number of young people weren't occupied with anything else but the fate of Botzaris [a brigand hero of the Greek Revolution], which today is nothing more than the name of a train station.
The numerous costumes and objects from the East that Girodet owned were used to bring out, and sometimes to create, the exoticism of his models in the manner of Eugene Delacroix, who drew from the collection of oriental costumes belonging to the painter "Monsieur Auguste." Thus, with a certain historical irony, the model of Mustapha, dressed differently, would become the Hellenic hero Notis Botzaris, who appeared in prints after the invasion of Greece by the Ottomans.
With: Romeo Botzaris, Isabelle Carre, Vincent Lindon, Nicolas Briancon, Alicia Djemai.
Charly (Romeo Botzaris) lives in a spacious house in the mountains with his mother, Catherine (Isabelle Carre), and his father, Patrick (Vincent Lindon).
"L'Avion (The Plane)," Drama; producers, Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier; director, Cedric Kahn; cast, Isabelle Carre, Vincent Lindon, Romeo Botzaris. Shortly before the loss of his father, a young boy receives a prototype of a plane his father designed.