Dimitrios Ypsilantis (1793-1832) was born at Constantinople and was descended from a leading Fanariot family. He was active as an army officer in Russia, rising up to the rank of captain. He was initiated into the Filiki Etairia and went to Greece as the ‘Representative of the General Commissioner of the Authority’, attempting to coordinate the revolutionaries as much as possible. He excelled at the battles of Tripolitsa, Myloi and Peta, and he also played a crucial role at the First National Assembly. He passed away in Nafplio due to a genetic disease.