Nikolaos Kriezotis

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Nikolaos Kriezotis
A portrait of Nikolaos Kriezotis at the National Historical Museum of Athens.
Native name
Νικόλαος Κριεζώτης
Argyro, Sanjak of Eğriboz, Ottoman Empire (now Greece)
Smyrna, Aidin Eyalet, Ottoman Empire (now Turkey)
AllegianceGreece First Hellenic Republic
Greece Kingdom of Greece
Service/branch Hellenic Army
Other workMember of the Russian Party

Nikolaos Kriezotis (Greek: Νικόλαος Κριεζώτης; 1785–1853) was a Greek soldier[1] who served as a leader during the Greek War of Independence in Euboea.


A bust of Kriezotis at Pedion tou Areos.

An Arvanite,[2] Kriezotis was general officer in the Greek revolutionary army and is credited with being one of the leaders of the 1822 First Siege of Missolonghi, fought against the Ottomans, who were led by Omer Vrioni.[3] 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 Russian Party.

He led the Revolution of 1843[3] 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.


  1. ^ Makrygiannēs, Iōannēs (2001). Memoirs. Narok. p. 532. ISBN 9789608708402. KRIEZOTIS, Nikolaos (1785-1853) Greek soldier. Good man caught in a game he couldn't fathom. Defeated Omer Vrioni ...
  2. ^ Dushku, Ledia (2008). "ARVANITËT NË REVOLUCIONIN GREK TË VITIT 1821". Albanological Research - Historical Sciences Series (38): 170.
  3. ^ a b Thomas Douglas Whitcombe (1992). Campaign of the Falieri and Piraeus in the Year 1827, Or, Journal of a Volunteer, Being the Personal Account of Captain Thomas Douglas Whitcombe. ASCSA. p. 192. ISBN 978-0-87661-405-1.