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Anagnostaras (1760-1825)

Anagnostaras was a Greek revolutionary who fought in the War of Independence against the Ottoman Turks.

He was born Panayiotis Anagnostou in 1760 in Agrilos, Arcadia and served in the French army as a major.

Anagnostaras became a member of the Friendly Society (Filiki Eteria) and fought the Turks at Kalamata which was liberated on March 23, 1821, two days before independence was proclaimed at Agia Lavra by Bishop Germanos of Patra. He also fought at the Siege of Tripolis and the Battle of Valtetsi.

He was killed on April 26, 1825 fighting the Egyptians at the Battle of Sfaktiria.