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Laskarina Bouboulina | Greek War Heroine

Updated: Feb 16

Laskarina Bouboulina [1771 – 1825] was a famous Greek naval commander, heroine of the 1821 Greek War of Independence, and an Admiral of the Imperial Russian Navy.

Photo Title: Laskarina Bouboulina | Photo by: in the public domain (according to Wikimedia Commons)


After her death, the Emperor Alexander I of Russia granted her the honorary rank of Admiral of the Russian Navy, making Bouboulina, until recently, the only woman in the world of naval history to hold this title. On the island of Spetses, the "Bouboulina Museum" is housed in the 300-year-old mansion of Bouboulina's second husband Bouboulis, where her descendants still live.


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