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September 3, 1843: When Greeks Forced Their German King to Grant a Constitution

After Greece gained its independence after fighting off the Ottoman Empire, the Greek insurgents called upon Ioannis Kapodistrias, a former foreign minister of Russia, to...

Greek PM Asks French President for Loan of Parthenon Marbles from Louvre (video)

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday requested that French President Emmanuel Macron loan the Parthenon sculptures at the Louvre Museum to Greece for...

December 1st 1913: Crete Unites with Greece (video)

On November 1st, 1913, Sultan Mehmed the 5th resigned from every right of domination over the Great Ocean. Exactly one month later, Crete was...

The Anniversary of the Battle of Navarino: A Major Victory in Greece’s War of...

One of the most crucial dates in Greece's War of Independence is October 20, 1827. It was on this date that a coalition of European powers...

Lord Byron: The Romantic Poet Who Died for Greece

Lord George Gordon Byron is one of the first and best-known philhellenes, who actively participated in Greece's War of Independence, eventually losing his life...

Greeks Honor Heroic Exodus of Missolonghi

On 10 April 1825, three years after the failed attempt to occupy Missolonghi, the Ottoman armies returned to besiege the city that had become the...

Greek PM Tsipras: Greece Seeks Peaceful Co-existence with its Neighbors

Greece is a country that seeks solidarity and peaceful co-existence with its neighbors, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Sunday on the occasion of...

Google Honors Greece and the 1821 War of Independence

Many Google users might be wondering why two weird-looking shoes appear above the search engine's logo on March 25th. The strange shoes are called tsarouchia...

March 25th Parade has Additional Significance this Year (video)

The annual March 25th parade in Athens in honor of Greece's 1821 War of Independence had additional significance this year since the country is...

Student Parade Commemorates Greece’s War of Independence

The student parade in Athens on Saturday, the eve of March 25th, opened the two-day commemoration celebrations for Greece's War of Independence. As it is...

The Great Fighters of Greece’s War of Independence

The Greek War of Independence of 1821 is the stuff of legend, as the outnumbered, poorly armed Greeks fought against an entire empire with...

Filiki Eteria: The Diaspora Secret Society That Sparked Greek Independence

Filiki Eteria (Φιλική Εταιρία) -- or the Society of Friends -- played a crucial role in the uprising which led to Greece's War of...

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