Laskarina Bouboulina

Laskarina Bouboulina

Laskarina Bouboulina (1771-1825) came from Hydra, but she grew up on the Island of Spetses. She married twice, lost both her husbands to Algerian pirates, and came to have a huge property, which she multiplied thanks to her prudent management. She was the only woman initiated into the Filiki Etairia. She had prepared her fleet to be ready to take part in the Revolution, and this right under the nose of the Turks. She gave everything to the Struggle! Unfortunately, she was killed by the relatives of the girl that her son had ‘abducted’ in to order to marry. Post mortem the Russians bestowed upon her the title of ‘Admiral’.