Battle of Vassilika

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Battle of Vassilika
Part of the Greek War of Independence
Vasilika.jpg
The Battle of Vassilika by Peter von Hess.
Date 25 August 1821
Location Vasilika, Greece
Result Greek victory
Belligerents
Greek Revolution flag.svg Greek revolutionaries  Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Greek Revolution flag.svg Odysseas Androutsos
Greek Revolution flag.svg Dimitrios Panourgias
Greek Revolution flag.svg Ioannis Gouras
Ottoman Empire Behrem Pasha
Strength
800 4,000-8,000
Casualties and losses
35 killed 800 dead, 220 captured

The Battle of Vassilika was fought between Greek revolutionaries and the Ottoman Empire during the Greek War of Independence on August 25, 1821, near Thermopylae. The Greek insurgents managed to destroy an Ottoman relief army on its way to the forces of Omer Vrioni in Attica, and captured the supplies and baggage. 800 Turks were killed and 220 captured. Greek trophies included 18 flags, 2 cannons, and 800 horses. The Turks retreated to Lamia, to the north of Thermopylae.[1]

This victory prevented the Ottoman army in Attica and Evia to enter the Peloponnese and deliver the Ottoman garrisons besieged by the Greeks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [Δημήτρης Φωτιάδης,Ιστορία του 21, ΜΕΛΙΣΣΑ, 1971, τομ. Β, σελ.135-138]