Nikolaos Kriezotis

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Nikolaos Kriezotis
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Bust at the Pedion tou Areos
Native name Νικόλαος Κριεζώτης
Born 1785
Argyro, Euboea
Died 1853
Smyrna
Rank General
Battles/wars Siege of the Acropolis (1821–22), Battle of Petra, 3 September 1843 Revolution

Nikolaos Kriezotis (Greek: Νικόλαος Κριεζώτης; 1785, Argyro, Euboea – 1853, Smyrna) was a leader of Arvanite origins of the Greek War of Independence in Euboea.

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He was general officer in the Greek revolutionary army and is credited to be one of the leaders of the 1822 First Siege of Missolonghi, fought against the Ottomans, who were led by Omer Vrioni.[1] Kriezotis had earlier participated in the siege of Athens reinforcing the siege of the Acropolis. In 1829 he participated in the Battle of Petra, the last battle of the Greek Revolution. After the revolution he joined the French Party. He led the Revolution of 1843[1] in Euboea and the following year was elected a delegate to the First National Assembly and to the first Parliament after that. Kriezotis then withdrew to Smyrna, where he died in 1853.

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