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greek fire

greek fire

Greek fire, which is also called marine fire or by its latin name, ignis graecus, was a incendiary weapon of the Byzantine Empire that was developed in the late 7th century AD. It was launched from a catapult and its main attribute was that it was not extinguished by water. As a result, it...

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This article is about the weapon. For the band, see Greek Fire (band). Greek fire was an incendiary weapon developed c. 672 and used by the Eastern

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Laskarina Bouboulina

Laskarina Bouboulina

Laskarina Bouboulina was a Greek heroine of the Greek War of Independence of 1821.

Her real name was Laskarina Boubouli and originated from Hydra. However, she was born in a prison cell of Istanbul, where her mother had gone to visit her husband, who was arrested by the Turks and was dying....

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Laskarina Bouboulina (Greek: Λασκαρίνα Μπουμπουλίνα, pronounced [laskaˈrina bubuˈlina]), 11 May 1771 – 22 May 1825) was a Greek naval commander, heroine

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greek flag

greek flag

The Greek Flag, also known as the “sky – blue – white” or “blue – white”, is one of the national symbols of Greece. Its top left corner bears a white cross on a blue background, while the rest consists of nine blue and white alternating stripes. The white cross symbolizes Eastern...

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The flag of Greece (popularly referred to as the "sky-blue-white" or the "blue-white" and in Greek: "Γαλανόλευκη" or "Κυανόλευκη"), officially recognized

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Georgios Karaiskakis

Georgios Karaiskakis

Georgios Karaiskakis was a Greek revolutionist who eventually became a general during the Greek Revolution of 1821.

He was born either in a cave near a town in Karditsa, or in a monastery in Arta. He had a rough childhood, because he was forced to live alone without the support of his...

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Georgios Karaiskakis (Greek: Γεώργιος Καραϊσκάκης) born Georgios Iskos (Greek: Γεώργιος Ίσκος) (January 23, 1780 or January 23, 1782 – April 23, 1827)

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Rigas Feraios

Rigas Feraios

Rigas Feraios was a Greek author, political thinker and rebel. He is considered the precursor of the Greek Revolution of 1821.

It is uncertain exactly when he was born. Most of the information concerning Feraios’ childhood years, as well as a large part of his activities as an adult, is...

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Greek writer and revolutionary. For other uses, see Rigas Feraios (disambiguation). Rigas Feraios (Greek: Ρήγας Φεραίος, or Rhegas Pheraeos, pronounced [ˈriɣas

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