Greek War of Independence
|Greek War of Independence|
|Part of Wars of Independence|
Germanos blessing the flag at Agia Lavra. Oil painting by Theodoros Vryzakis, 1865.
| Greek revolutionaries
| Ottoman Empire
|Commanders and leaders|
| Theodoros Kolokotronis
| Ottoman Empire Omer Vryonis
Ottoman Empire Mahmud Dramali Pasha
Ottoman Empire Reşid Mehmed Pasha
The Greek War of Independence (1821–1829), also commonly known as the Greek Revolution, was a successful war by the Greeks who won independence for Greece from the Ottoman Empire. Muhammad Ali Pasha sent his son Ismail with a navy to help fight the Greeks. After a long and bloody struggle, and with the aid of the United Kingdom, France and Russia, independence was finally achieved, and confirmed by the Treaty of Constantinople in July 1832. The Greeks were thus the first of the Ottoman Empire's subject peoples to be accepted as constituted an independent sovereign power.
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- Finlay, George (1877). A History of Greece (Edited by H. F. Tozer). London.
- Finlay, George (1861). History of Greek Revolution. London.
- Gordon, Thomas (1844). History of the Greek Revolution. London.
- Paroulakis, Peter H. (2000). The Greek War of Independence. Hellenic International Press. ISBN 978-0959089417.
- St. Clair, William (1972). That Greece Might Still Be Free - The Philhellenes in the War of Independence. London: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0192151940.
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