Brief Notes on the "Greek War of Independence"

(i) Greece had been a part of the Ottoman Empire since the 15th century.

(ii) The growth of revolutionary movements in Europe provoked Greeks to struggle for their independence.

(iii) Many western Europeans supported Greeks to sympathise with the ancient Greek culture.

(iv) Poets and artists mobilised public opinion to support its struggle against a Muslim Empire.

(v) English poet, Lord Byron organised trends and later went to fight in the war, where he died of fever.

(vi) Finally, with the Treaty of Constantinople, in 1832, Greece was recognised as an independent nation.