Timoleon Vassos

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Timoleon Vassos
Timoleon Vassos.jpg
Timoleon Vassos c. 1914
Native name
Τιμολέων Βάσσος or Βάσος
Bornc. 1836
Athens, Kingdom of Greece
Diedc. 1929 (aged 9293)
Athens, Second Hellenic Republic
Allegiance State flag of Greece (1863-1924;1935-73).svg Kingdom of Greece
Service/branchHellenic Army War Flag.svg  Hellenic Army
Rank GR-Army-OF7-1912.svg Major General
Commands heldGarrison Commander of Athens
Wars Greco-Turkish War (1897)
Alma mater Hellenic Military Academy
Relations Vasos Mavrovouniotis (Father)
Alexandros Vasos (Brother)
Other work Aide-de-Camp to King George I

Timoleon Vassos or Vasos (Greek : Τιμολέων Βάσσος or Βάσος; c. 1836–1929) was a Hellenic Army officer and general.

He was born in Athens in 1836, the younger son of the hero of the Greek Revolution Vasos Mavrovouniotis. He studied at the Hellenic Military Academy and continued his studies in France before being appointed as aide de camp to King George I. In February 1897, as a colonel, he was sent at the head of an expeditionary force to Crete to assist the local Cretan revolt against the Ottoman Empire, an act which precipitated the outbreak of the Greco-Turkish War of 1897. [1] He eventually reached the rank of Major General and garrison commander of Athens.

Timoleon Vassos and his son in Crete c. 1897 Timoleon Vassos and son, Crete 1897.jpg
Timoleon Vassos and his son in Crete c. 1897

He died in Athens in October 1929.

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References

  1. Kitromilides, Paschalis M. (2006-06-26). Eleftherios Venizelos: The Trials of Statesmanship. Edinburgh University Press. ISBN   978-0-7486-2700-4.