Georgios Karaiskakes

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Karaiskakes, Georgios


Born circa 1780 in Agrapha; died May 4, 1827, near Piraeus. Greek military leader.

At the start of the Greek War of Independence (1821–29), Karaiskakes commanded a detachment in western Greece. Later he led a detachment operating in the rear of the Turkish Army. In 1826 he was commander in chief of troops from mainland Greece that liberated a significant part of Central Greece in December of that year. He was killed in battle during the liberation of the Acropolis.


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