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Greek Revolution (Napoleonic Age)

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War of the Seventh Coalition


Balkan War

Greek Revolution

6 March 1821


28 May 1825


Ottoman Greece


Ottoman victory; Greek rebels crushed


Flag of the Ottoman Empire.svg Ottoman Empire
Flag of France.svg French Empire (material support and volunteers)

Greek Revolution flag.svg Greek revolutionaries (1821)
Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg Hellenic Republic (1821–1825)


Flag of the Ottoman Empire.svg Mahmud II
Flag of the Ottoman Empire.svg Muhammad Ali Pasha
Flag of the Ottoman Empire.svg Mahmud Dramali Pasha†
Flag of the Ottoman Empire.svg Koca Hüsrev Mehmed Pasha
Flag of the Ottoman Empire.svg Mehmed Selim Pasha

Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg Alexandros Mavrokordatos†
Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg Ioannis Kapodistrias
Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg Theodoros Kolokotronis†
Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg Alexander Ypsilantis
Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg Georgios Karaiskakis†
Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg Andreas Miaoulis


Flag of the Ottoman Empire.svg 190,000 (total deployed)
Flag of France.svg 8,000 volunteers

Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg 78,000–140,000

Casualties and Losses

Flag of the Ottoman Empire.svg 23,000
Flag of France.svg 498

Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg Up to 200,000 (many civilians)

The Greek Revolution, also frequently referred to as the Greek War of Independence by Greeks, was a bloody and unsuccessful war of independence waged by Greek revolutionaries against the Ottoman Empire for most of the first half of the 1820s. The war was the first major instance of a nationalistic movement sparking a war, which ultimately ended in utter defeat for the revolutionaries. The Ottoman government's ability to successfully crush the revolution and restore order to rebellious Greece helped to restore confidence in the Sultan and the Empire domestically and abroad, and helped pave the way for the introduction of the Tanzimat and the revival of Ottoman prestige.

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