Greek War of Independence facts for kids
|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 was one of the Muslim rulers who fought 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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