Michalis Korakas

Michalis Korakas (1797-1882): Born in Pombia in Kenourio. He joined the Revolution from its inception, and engaged in guerrilla warfare on land and sea after its temporary hiatus in 1824. In May 1827 he fought in the battle of Analatos in Phaleron before returning to Crete. He died in his birthplace in September 1882.

The Orthodox Christian Cretans took part in the Greek Revolution but the island was not integrated into the Greek state which was established in 1830. Crete remained a possession of the Ottoman Empire, with repeated uprisings by the Greek inhabitants, until 1898, when it gained its autonomy (Cretan State), before eventually being incorporated into the Kingdom of Greece in 1913.
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