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Greek War of Independence
Part of Wars of Independence
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Germanos blessing the flag at Agia Lavra. Oil painting, 1865.
Date 1821 – 1829
Location
The Balkans (mainly Greece) and the Aegean Sea.
Result Greek victory, establishment of the Kingdom of Greece.
Belligerents
Greece Greek revolutionaries
United Kingdom United Kingdom
France France
Russia Russian Empire
 Ottoman Empire
Egypt Egyptian Khedivate
Commanders and leaders
Greece Theodoros Kolokotronis
Greece Alexander Ypsilanti
Greece Constantine Kanaris
Greece Georgios Karaiskakis
 Ottoman Empire Omer Vryonis
 Ottoman Empire Mahmud Dramali Pasha
 Ottoman Empire Reşid Mehmed Pasha
Egypt Ibrahim 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 an army and a fleet to help fight the Greeks and the Greek Christian revolutionaries asked for help from European Christians. A fleet of the United Kingdom, France and Russia destroyed the Ottoman-Egypt fleet in the Battle of Navarino. After a long and bloody struggle, 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 an independent sovereign power.

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