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Laskarina Bouboulina

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Topic: Laskarina Bouboulina
Posted By: Hellios
Subject: Laskarina Bouboulina
Date Posted: 04-Feb-2007 at 01:44
 
Laskarina Bouboulina
 
Born in a prison in Constantinople.  Daughter of a Greek Captain persecuted for resisting Ottoman rule.  After the father died she ended up in Spetses with her mother who married a wealthy man who's fortune was eventually inherited by Bouboulina.
 
During the war of independence, she used her money to support the resistance & participated in battles herself.  She built 4 ships, including the Agamemnon.  She bought weapons & shipped them to Spetses secretly on her ships.  She organized her own forces with men from Spetses & used the rest of her money to provide food & ammo for them.
 
On Mar-13 1821 she raised a Greek flag on the mast of the Agamemnon & soon all of Spetses joined the resistance.  She sailed with 8 ships to Nafplion & began a naval blockade.  She led her own troops into battle until the fall of the fort on Nov-13 1822.
 
She took part in the naval blockades & liberation of Monemvasia & Pylos.  In a battle at Argos her son died in combat & she was killed later in a feud.



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Posted By: Patrinos
Date Posted: 04-Feb-2007 at 10:26
Rumors say that she had ...relations with Kolokotronis


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"Hellenes are crazy but they have a wise God"
Kolokotronis


Posted By: akritas
Date Posted: 04-Feb-2007 at 11:09
Laskarina Bouboulina was born in the prison of Constantinople, where her mother was visiting her dying father, Stavrianos Pinotsis, who had been imprisoned by the Turks because of his participation in the Peloponnesian revolution of 1769-70.
 
On March 13th 1821, twelve days before the official beginning of the Greek War of Independence, the first revolutionary flag was actually raised on the island of Spetses by Laskarina Bouboulina.  On April 3rd Spetses revolted, followed by the islands of Hydra and Psara with a total of over 300 ships between them. Bouboulina and her fleet of 8 ships sailed to Nafplion and took part in the seige of the impregnable fortress there. Her later attack on Monemvasia managed to capture that fortress.


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Posted By: konstantinius
Date Posted: 04-Feb-2007 at 22:43
She died in a feud? I had no idea about that. Anything more on her death? Ah, the divisions...

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Posted By: Hellios
Date Posted: 04-Feb-2007 at 23:14
Originally posted by Patrinos

Rumors say that she had ...relations with Kolokotronis 
 
Kolokotronis' son (Panos) married Bouboulina's daughter (Eleni). Smile
 


Posted By: Hellios
Date Posted: 04-Feb-2007 at 23:37
Originally posted by konstantinius

She died in a feud? I had no idea about that. Anything more on her death? Ah, the divisions...
 
When the civil war started (in 1824) she had problems with 1 of the factions because of her family connections to Kolokotronis.  They killed her son-in-law, arrested her, and exiled her back to Spetses where (within a year) she was shot dead in a confrontation with armed members of the Koutsis family who's daughter was in love with Bouboulina's son.
 


Posted By: perikles
Date Posted: 05-Feb-2007 at 02:33

Her family name was Pinotsi. Mpoumpoulina is from her second married. Her Husbant was Dimitrios Mpoumpoulis.

Her famous ship "agamemnon" was armed with 18 cannons and costed 73000 talara(currency of that age)
 
And something strange. Mpoumpoulina met the mother of the Soultan Mahmout. The turkish lady was so imprest by Mpoumpoulina's character and courage that made her son MAhmout to promise that nothing bad will happen to mpoumpoulina's wealth and to her.
Mpoumpoulina was a true hero.


Posted By: Hellios
Date Posted: 05-Feb-2007 at 07:54
 
Her personal weapons:
 
The Greek navy's HS Bouboulina:
 
Smile
 
 


Posted By: Patrinos
Date Posted: 05-Feb-2007 at 11:36
Originally posted by Hellios



Penintariko!!!!I miss these drachmes!

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"Hellenes are crazy but they have a wise God"
Kolokotronis


Posted By: perikles
Date Posted: 06-Feb-2007 at 03:26
I think Bouboulina was also in 1000 drachmas bill
 


Posted By: Weasal
Date Posted: 06-Feb-2007 at 08:55
Hi everybody, Im new to this forum, can I just ask what's the point in having a section dedicated to women in History because in all honestly does anyone really care?

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Posted By: Yiannis
Date Posted: 06-Feb-2007 at 09:09
Originally posted by Weasal

Hi everybody, Im new to this forum, can I just ask what's the point in having a section dedicated to women in History because in all honestly does anyone really care?
 
Yes, those who post, apparently care.
 
It seems that you care as well, since you were interested enough to post!


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The basis of a democratic state is liberty. Aristotle, Politics

Those that can give up essential liberty to obtain a temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin


Posted By: Weasal
Date Posted: 08-Feb-2007 at 08:31
It seems that your an idiot with something to hide because you keep removing my posts needlessly, I was expressing my unionists believes in a coherent manner in another post and it was also deleted, my apologies if I upset you but am I entitled to my own opinion or is this a didactic nationalist forum? Believe it or not, I am not on here simply to ruffle a few feathers, I am actually interested as I am an undergraduate history student who could learn a lot but I suppose this message will be deleted too.

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Posted By: Yiannis
Date Posted: 08-Feb-2007 at 08:51
Originally posted by Weasal

but I suppose this message will be deleted too.
 
Actully not, but you're now banned.


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The basis of a democratic state is liberty. Aristotle, Politics

Those that can give up essential liberty to obtain a temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin


Posted By: Weasal
Date Posted: 08-Feb-2007 at 08:53
BannedBig%20smile, That's a little harsh, could ya elobarate on that for me please at least, i put up a few silly threads a couple of day ago after having a few drinks, hardly a criminal offence, like I say im not in here to stir up or try and rise people. In fairness i don't curse, spam or post up obscene imagery.

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Posted By: Yiannis
Date Posted: 08-Feb-2007 at 08:58
Originally posted by Weasal

could ya elobarate on that for me please .
 
Yes, I can. You see us "idiot" moderators spend our own private time, trying to keep this forum clean from people who e.g. "have a few drinks" and then fill the forum with irrelevant topics and rude insults to other members.
 
Oh! and usually we do not appreciate being called idiots, at least I don't!
 
 
 
 


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The basis of a democratic state is liberty. Aristotle, Politics

Those that can give up essential liberty to obtain a temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin



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