Konstantinos Kanaris

Konstantinos Kanaris

Konstantinos Kanaris (1793-1877) was born in Psara, and was a prominent figure of the navy during the Greek Revolution. He first became a captain at the age of twenty. After the destruction of Chios he conceived, organised and executed the blowing up of the flagship of Kara Ali! Furthermore, on 29 October 1822 he will blow up the second flagship of the Turks! Later on he came close to burning the whole fleet of Mohamet Ali in Alexandria. After the Revolution he served five times in total as Prime Minister of Greece.