The Greek Revolution of 1821 (1821-1834)

In Samos the revolution began on 18 April, 1821 and in Karlovassi on 8 May, 1821. In the same month, Lycurgos Logothetis put a local system of government into practice, called the Military and Political Organization of the Island of Samos, in order to impose law and order on the island. According to that local constitution, two systems of administration were established, the military and the political.

With the above system of government, Samos managed to organize its defense and repulse three efforts of the Turkish fleet in 1821, 1824 and 1826. During the revolution, schools were built, the role of the General Assemblies was strengthened and the morale of the people was up. In 1830 they continued fighting for freedom until 1834, when Samos was forced to become a principality. Although many privileges were given to the people of Samos, a lot of them, together with the leaders of the revolution and the metropolitan bishop, Cyrillus, migrated to the free Greek kingdom, in Chalcis.


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