Battle of Kalamata

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Battle of Kalamata 1821
Part of the Greek War of Independence
Petrompeis by Hess.jpg
Petros Mavromichalis revolts Messenia by Peter von Hess.
Date 22 March 1821
Location Kalamata, Greece
Result Capture of the city by the Greeks, creation of the Messenian Senate
Greek Revolution flag.svg Greek rebels  Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Petros Mavromichalis
2,500 irregulars
Casualties and losses
unknown unknown

The Battle of Kalamata took place on 23 March 1821 between the Greek irregular revolutionary forces and the Ottoman forces of the city. It was one of the first events of the Greek War of Independence. The result was the capture of the city by the Greeks. Kalamata became the first city to be liberated.