Dimitris Plapoutas

Dimitris Koliopoulos Plapoutas (Greek: Δημήτρης Πλαπούτας) (also known as Dimitrios and Dimitrakis) (May 15, 1786 - 1864) was a Greek General who fought during the Greek War of Independence against the rule of the Ottoman Empire.

He was born on May 15, 1786 in Paloumba, Arcadia, the son of Kollias Plapoutas, an Armatolos. In 1811 he left Paloumba for the Ionian Islands where he became an officer in the British army. In 1818, he joined the Filiki Eteria, which was planning to liberate Greece from Ottoman control.

During the revolution, Dimitris Plapoutas took part in the Siege of Tripoli, the capture of the castle at Korinthos, the Battle of Valtetsi, the Battle of Maniaki and other battles.

After independence, in 1833, along with General Theodoros Kolokotronis and General Kitsos Tzavelas, Plapoutas supported Prince Otto of Bavaria as the King of Greece. However, later he opposed the Bavarian-dominated regency during his rule. He was charged with high treason and on June 7, 1834 he was sentenced to death. He was later pardoned in 1835. Plapoutas then became involved in Greek politics and served in Parliament (1844 - 1847) and in the Senate (1847 - 1862). He was made an honorary bodyguard of King Otto and was entrusted with escorting him to his new kingdom.

When he was around seventy years old, Plapoutas married a woman in her thirties and had one child, a girl named Athanasia. Plapoutas died shortly after in 1864.

His house still stands (albeit heavily damaged from a 1960s Earthquake) in his home town of Paloumba, Arcadia.




Monument of Dimitris Plapoutas in Athens

Monument of Dimitris Plapoutas
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Kitsos Tzavelas (Greek: Κιτσος Τζαβέλας) (1800 - 1855) was a Greek fighter and Prime Minister. Tzavelas was born in Souli, Epirus in 1800, the son of Fotos Tzavelas and grandson of Lambros Tzavelas both of
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The town of Paloumba, Παλούμπα in Greek is a Greek town positioned on a balcony overlooking the plain of Elis towards the Ionian Sea.
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Arcadia or Arkadía (Greek Αρκαδία) is a region of Greece in the Peloponnesus. It takes its name from the mythological character Arcas.

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Arcadia has its present-day capital at Tripoli.
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