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Siege of the Acropolis (1826–27)

Siege of the Acropolis
Part of the Greek War of Independence

"The Siege of Athens in 1827", painting by Panagiotis Zografos
Date August 1826 – 24 May 1827 (O.S.)
Location Athens, Greece
Result Ottoman victory, capture of the Acropolis
Belligerents
Greek irregulars  Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Yannis Makriyiannis
Charles Fabvier
Reşid Mehmed Pasha

The Siege of the Acropolis in 1826–1827 during the Greek War of Independence involved the siege of the Acropolis of Athens, the last fortress still held by the Greek rebels in Central Greece, by the forces of the Ottoman Empire.

Following the Eleusis, Piraeus and Phaleron to the south of Athens. The Greeks launched various attacks against the Ottoman army's rear and its supply lines, most notably the victory at the Battle of Arachova in November ; this strategy was altered in favour of direct attacks on the Ottoman army, resulting in the Battle of Kamatero in February. The command was transferred from

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