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Theodoros Kolokotronis

1770 - 1843

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Theodoros Kolokotronis (Greek: Θεόδωρος Κολοκοτρώνης; 3 April 1770 – 4 February 1843) was a Greek general and the pre-eminent leader of the Greek War of Independence (1821–1829) against the Ottoman Empire.The son of a klepht leader who fought the Ottomans during the Orlov revolt, Kolokotronis also operated as a klepht and an armatolos early in his life. While serving in the British army during the Napoleonic Wars, he became influenced by the revolutionary ideas of the era. On the outbreak of the Greek War of Independence, he organized a band of Moreot klephts and captured Tripolitsa in late 1821. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theodoros Kolokotronis has received more than 495,385 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Theodoros Kolokotronis is the 441st most popular military personnel (up from 506th in 2019), the 248th most popular biography from Greece (up from 284th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Greek Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Theodoros Kolokotronis ranks 441 out of 1,468Before him are Matthäus Hetzenauer, Osman Nuri Pasha, Yonatan Netanyahu, Karl von Bülow, John Hawkins, and Levin August von Bennigsen. After him are Hasdrubal Gisco, George Maniakes, Oghul Qaimish, Saburō Sakai, Raymond A. Spruance, and Pavel Nakhimov.

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Among people born in 1770, Theodoros Kolokotronis ranks 14Before him are François Gérard, Anton Reicha, Adam Jerzy Czartoryski, Princess Carolina of Parma, Louis-Gabriel Suchet, and Adam Johann von Krusenstern. After him are Ferdinando Carulli, Pierre Cambronne, Thomas Johann Seebeck, Alexandre Pétion, Manuel Belgrano, and George Canning. Among people deceased in 1843, Theodoros Kolokotronis ranks 6Before him are Friedrich Hölderlin, William I of the Netherlands, Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, Samuel Hahnemann, and Princess Louise Auguste of Denmark. After him are Joseph Lanner, Marie Anne Lenormand, Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, Sequoyah, Peter Wittgenstein, and Charles Macintosh.

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Among people born in Greece, Theodoros Kolokotronis ranks 248 out of 936Before him are Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark (1914), Leochares (-400), Saturnin (300), Julia Livilla (18), Conon of Samos (-280), and Gazi Husrev-beg (1480). After him are George Maniakes (998), Lycurgus of Athens (-390), Hypereides (-390), Alcamenes (-500), Christos Sartzetakis (1929), and Eudemus of Rhodes (-370).


Among military personnels born in Greece, Theodoros Kolokotronis ranks 19Before him are Pausanias (null), Craterus (-370), Lysander (-401), Pittacus of Mytilene (-650), Nearchus (-356), and Thrasybulus (-440). After him are George Maniakes (998), Conon (-401), Callimachus (-600), Demosthenes (-412), Müezzinzade Ali Pasha (null), and Peucestas (-390).