Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Hellenic Revolution of 1821 Through The Eyes of Peter Von Hess

25th of March. One of the most important dates in the Hellenic history. Its this day that our grandfathers took the arms against the Turks and their allies (Jews , albanians e.t.c.). For this important date you can read an article HERE

For this year, we will see how saw this revolution (During and before) the German Painter
Peter Von Hess(1792 - 1871).
You can read his biography HERE
Some of his most important works about the Hellenic Wars and its Heroes from the era follows below.

Nikitaras "The Turk-Eater" ambushes turkish cavalry in the battle of Dervenakia

Alexander Ypsilantis crossing River Pruth into the Danubian Principalities

Ieros Lohos (Sacred band) fighting in the battle of Dragatsani

Painting of Laskarina Bouboulina, heroine of the Greek War of Independence

Antonis Oikonomou, hero of the Greek War of Independence, who started the revolution in the island of Ydra

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