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27/11/2008
Koumas Konstantinos (1777, Larissa-1836, Trieste)


He was born in Larissa and died in Trieste of Italy. His remains were brought to his home town on 16/12/1965, where he was reburied on 9/1/1966 at public expense. Educator, philologist, philosopher, translator and mathematician, he received great honours from foreign rulers and academic institutions.

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27/11/2008
Ioannis Vilaras (1771-1823)


Ioannis Vilaras, poet and doctor, visited Larissa as a member of the court of Veli Pasha; he accompanied Veli to various foreign cities and Greek regions. A prominent figure of the intelligentsia, he attracted many important personalities around him and created his circle of intellectuals.

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27/11/2008
Ioannis Ikonomou “the Larissian”- Logiotatou (1783- 1842)


Ioannis Ikonomou “the Larissian”- Logiotatou born in Larissa around 1783 and he died in 1842. After his studies under K. Koumas and at the schools that he directed (Tsaritsani, Ambelakia) he travelled from 1896 to 1815 at Mountain Athos, Constantinople, Mouantain Sina, Alexandreia, Smyrni.

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27/11/2008
Farmakidis Theoklitos (1784-1860)


He originated from Nikea of Larissa (formerly Nibegler). He was a theologist, a clergyman and before his ordination was called Theoharis. He was an intellectual militant, a founder of greek education and father of journalism.

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27/11/2008
Pezaros Dimitriadis Ioannis (1749-1806)


A fervent and knowledgeable aficionado of classic greek civilisation. He was born in Tirnavos, received his primary lessons from Ioannis Agrafiotis and Lambros Paschos and continued in Giannena beside Kosmas Balanos and Kirilos.

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27/11/2008
Ikonomou ex Ikonomon Konstantinos (1780-1857)


An eminent scholar and well educated orator, prominent figure of the Orthodox Church, writer and preacher.

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27/11/2008
Perevos Hristoforos (1773-1863)


A pen-name of Chrissafis Hatzivassiliou, stating his origin. He was born at a village of Olympus, was a writer and a chieftain of the Struggle.

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27/11/2008
Giftodimos Kostas or Karagiorgis


A leader of the thessalian Resistance, he was chief of the Thessalian Headquarters of ELAS and was recorded in history with the alias «Karagiorgis». He found himself in Larissa at the end of 1942 sent by EAM (National Unity of Resistance) and KKE (Communist Party of Greece).

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27/11/2008
Boukouvalas Mimis Tassos


A symbol of the local national cause. He participated in one of the most important periods of the long history of the town of Larissa and worked hard to help it adjust after the difficult days of slavery.

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27/11/2008
Katsigras Georgios (1914-1998)


Member of the Katsigras family, which started its course from Filipoupoli of Bulgaria, an important trading centre of the Balkans. He was a surgeon, a supporter of the Resistance, an art lover and a donor of works of art.

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