Hypsilantes Demetrios

Ypsilantes

Dimitrios Hypsilantes, a pure Greek warrior and politician, was born in 1793 in Constantinople. He studied at military academies in France and served in the Czar's Royal Guard in Haghia Petroupolis. Following a decision by the Society of Friends (Philiki Hetearia), he was sent to the Peloponnese by his brother Alexander, smuggling weapons and provisions.

He took part in Tripolis' siege, also in military operations in Nafplion, Argos, Korinthos and Dervenakia. The last victorious battle of the Revolution was waged by Dimitrios Ypsilantis at Petra, 1829. When Kapodistrias came to Greece, Ypsilantis was made Field Marshall and was appointed as the head of the regular national army. Dimitrios Ypsilantis was one of the most important figures of 1821. He sacrificed his personal fortune and future in order to help free his nation, fought for the restoration of the Greek Natione and cleared the Greek territory from the muslim invaders. His health was unstable and he died in Nafplion in August 1832.