Battle of Karpenisi

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Battle of Karpenisi
Part of the Greek War of Independence
Ludovico lipparini.jpg
The death of Markos Botsaris by Ludovico Lipparini
Date August 8, 1823
Location Karpenisi, central Greece
Result Greek victory

Greece Greek revolutionaries

 Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Markos Botsaris  Mustafa Reshid Pasha Bushatli[1]
450 Souliotes 13,000 troops
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The Battle of Karpenisi took place near the town of Karpenisi (in Evrytania, central Greece) on the night of August 8, 1823 between revolting Greek irregulars and Ottoman troops.


The leader of the Greeks, Markos Botsaris, assaulted the Ottoman camp with a force of 450 Souliotes. The opponents were overconfident and had not taken proper defensive measures.[citation needed] The sleeping soldiers suffered many casualties as the Souliotes sneaked into their camp. Botsaris was shot at the head as he was scouting enemy positions, and he died immediately. The Souliotes retreated when they saw their leader's body being carried away to safety. The Ottoman army had lost 1,000 men while the Greeks had lost several men.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Robert Elsie (24 December 2012). A Biographical Dictionary of Albanian History. I.B.Tauris. pp. 44–. ISBN 978-1-78076-431-3. 


  • Paroulakis, Peter Harold. The Greeks: Their Struggle for Independence. Hellenic International Press, 1984. ISBN 0-9590894-0-3.

Coordinates: 39°03′22″N 21°34′20″E / 39.0560°N 21.5723°E / 39.0560; 21.5723