Bozzaris, Marcos(bōzăr`ĭs, –zä`rĭs, Gr. bôt`särēs), c.1788–1823, Greek patriot. Exiled from his native Epirus in 1803, he joined Ali PashaAli Pasha
, 1744?–1822, Turkish pasha [military governor] of Yannina (now Ioánnina, Greece), a province of the Ottoman Empire (Turkey). He was called the Arslan [lion] of Yannina.
..... Click the link for more information. in 1820 and later was prominent in the Greek War of Independence, notably in the defense of Mesolóngion (1822–23) and at Karpenísion, where he defeated the Turks with a handful of men but died in battle.
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