Theodoros Kolokotronis

Greek general (1770–1843)

Theodoros Kolokotronis [Θεόδωρος Κολοκοτρώνης] (3 April 17704 February 1843) was a Greek military leader during the Greek War of Independence (1821–1829).

God has signed our Liberty and will not go back on his promise.
The French Revolution opened the eyes of the world.
Today we are born and today we shall die for the salvation of our Homeland.
He was the God of War.

Quotes edit

  • I was born in 1770, on April the 3rd, on the Easter Monday. The rebellion in the Peloponnese broke out in 1769. I was born under a tree on a mountain called Ramovouni, situated in old Messenia
  • It was not until our rising that all the Greeks were brought into communication. There were men who knew of no place beyond a mile of their own locality.
    • Theodoros Kolokotronis' memoirs (1846), quoted in: Jim Potts (2010) The Ionian Islands and Epirus: A Cultural History, p. 176

Kolokotronis's Memoirs (2013) edit

Theodoros Kolokotrones, Ioannis Gennadius, Georgios Tertsetis, Elizabeth Edmonds & Mitch Fatouros Kolokotronis's Memoirs, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (January 30, 2013)

  • Fire and Axe to those who submit!
    • During a crucial phase of the Revolution, when Ibrahim Pasha invaded the Morea and many villages surrendered.
  • According to my judgement, the French Revolution and the doings of Napoleon opened the eyes of the world. The nations knew nothing before and the people thought that kings were gods upon the earth and that they were bound to say that whatever they did as well done. Through this present change it is more difficult to rule the people.
  • Greeks! today we are born and today we shall die for the salvation of our Homeland.
    • To his soldiers, before the battle of Dervenakia.
  • When we got our weapons, first we said for [Christian] Faith and then for the Nation.
  • 49 years I fight for the Fatherland.
    • To the question: "What is your profession?", during his trial in 1834.

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