Angelis Gatsos

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Statue of Angelis Gatsos in Aridaia, Pella regional unit.

Angelis Gatsos (Greek: Αγγελής Γάτσος; 1771–1839) was a Slavophone Greek[1] military commander during the Greek War of Independence. He was born in the village of Sarakinovo, today known as Sarakinoi (Aridaia municipality, Pella regional unit), in the Moglena region.

Angelis Gatsos played an important role during the Greek War of Independence, not only in Macedonia, but also in Central Greece. He joint the klepht bands of Central Macedonia at the age of 20 and played a leading role during the liberation of Naousa from the Ottomans in February 1822. After the city was destroyed by the Ottoman Army, he escaped with Anastasios Karatasos to southern Greece where he took part in many battles of the Revolution. In 1826 he went to Euboea, where he created his own band and participated in the battle of Atalanti Island. After the creation of the independent Greek State, he joined the Army and died in Chalkida with the rank of Colonel in 1839.

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  1. ^ Εθνική Βιβλιοθήκη τής Ελλάδος, τμήμα Χειρογράφων Αρχείον Αγώνος, άρ. 1969. Цитирано по: Тодоров, Николай. „Балкански измерения на гръцкото въстание от 1821 година. Приносът на българите.“, Издателство на Отечествения фронт, 1984, София, стр. 100.