Bust at the Pedion tou Areos
|Native name||Νικόλαος Κριεζώτης|
|Died||1853 (aged 67–68)|
|Place of birth||Argyro, Euboea|
|Place of death||Smyrna|
|Battles/wars||Siege of the Acropolis (1821–22), Battle of Petra, 3 September 1843 Revolution|
Nikolaos Kriezotis (Greek: Νικόλαος Κριεζώτης; 1785, Argyro, Euboea – 1853, Smyrna) was a leader of Arvanite origins of the Greek War of Independence in Euboea.
He was general officer in the Greek revolutionary army and is credited to be one of the leaders of the 1822 First Siege of Missolonghi, fought against the Ottomans, who were led by Omer Vrioni. Kriezotis had earlier participated in the siege of Athens reinforcing the siege of the Acropolis. In 1829 he participated in the Battle of Petra, the last battle of the Greek Revolution. After the revolution he joined the French Party. He led the Revolution of 1843 in Euboea and the following year was elected a delegate to the First National Assembly and to the first Parliament after that. Kriezotis then withdrew to Smyrna, where he died in 1853.
- Thomas Douglas Whitcombe (1992). Campaign of the Falieri and Piraeus in the Year 1827, Or, Journal of a Volunteer, Being the Personal Account of Captain Thomas Douglas Whitcombe. ASCSA. p. 192. ISBN 978-0-87661-405-1. http://books.google.com/books?id=scW2VfbPk1MCpg=PA192.
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