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  • 0th century

    • 146BC: The Hellenistic period was brought only partially to a close two centuries later with the establishment of Roman rule over Greek lands in 146 BC. - Greece, Wikipedia.
  • 2nd century

    • 112: 112 ad fin. A striking example of his prejudice in favour of Athens is furnished by vi. - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
  • 4th century

  • 11th century

  • 13th century

    • 1200: The whole burden of the expenses of a war fell upon the 1200 richest citizens, who were subject to direct taxation in the dual form of the Trierarchy and the Eisphora (property-tax). - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1200: At the time of the Peloponnesian war this channel was 1200 yds. - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
  • 15th century

    • 1454: The Albanian colonization was first checked by the Turks; in 1454 an Albanian insurrection in the Morea against Byzantine rule was crushed by the Turkish general Tura Khan, whose aid had been invoked by the Palaeologi. - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1457: The despot Thomas withheld the tribute which he had recently stipulated to pay, but was reduced to obedience by an expedition under Mahommed II. - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
  • 16th century

  • 19th century

    • 1821: The klephtic cycle came into being between the late Byzantine period and the start of the Greek War of Independence struggle in 1821. - Greece, Wikipedia.
    • 1821: Through the Greek War of Independence, successfully fought against the Ottoman Empire from 1821 to 1829, the nascent Greek state was finally recognized under the London Protocol. - Greece, Genealogy_wikia.
    • January 18, 1828: Nine months previously, Count John Capo d'Istria (q.v.), formerly minister of foreign affairs of the tsar Alexander, had been elected president of the Greek republic for a period of seven years (January 18, 1828). - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1829: More than 300 of the smaller monasteries were suppressed in 1829 and their revenues secularized. - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1833: The jurisdiction of the patriarch was in fact repudiated in 1833, when the king was declared the supreme head of the church, and the severance was completed in 1850. - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
    • September 15, 1843: On the 15th of September 1843 a military revolt broke out which compelled the king to dismiss the Bavarians and to accept a constitution. - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1848: A large amount of internal debt was incurred between 1848 and 1880, but a considerable proportion of this was redeemed with the proceeds of the foreign loans negotiated after this period. - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1853: On the outbreak of hostilities between Russia and Turkey in 1853 the Greeks displayed sympathy with Russia; armed bands were sent into Thessaly, and an insurrection was fomented in Epirus in the hope of securing an accession of territory. - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
    • October 29, 1863: The governments of Russia, France and England were far from sharing the enthusiasm which the gallant resistance of the On the 29th of October 1863 the new sovereign arrived in Athens, and in the following June the British authorities handed over the Ionian Islands to a Greek commissioner. - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1864: The constitution of 1864 guarantees toleration to all creeds in Greece and imposes no civil disabilities on account of religion. - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1864: The Ionian Islands were ceded by Great Britain to Greece. - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
    • October 29, 1864: The present constitution dates from the 29th of October 1864. - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1877: The importation of currants into France at once rose from 881 tons in 1877 to 20,999 tons in 1880, and to 70,401 tons in 1889, or about 20,000 tons more than were imported into England in that year. - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1880: The Conference of Berlin proposed a new frontier, which transferred to Greece not only Thessaly but a considerable portion of southern Epirus, extending to the river Kalamas. - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1881: The financial commission retains its powers until the extinction of all the foreign loans contracted since 1881. - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1884: It was abolished a second time in 1884, but again put into circulation in 1885, when paper loans to the amount of 45,000,000 dr. - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1889: The two loans which had been contracted during the war of independence were extinguished by means of a conversion in 1889. - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1892: The government was compelled to make large additions to the internal floating debt, and to borrow 16,500,000 fr. - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1893: The gold franc stood at the ratio of 1.60 to the paper drachma; the service of the foreign loans required upwards of 31,000,000 dr. - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1893: An effort to obtain a foreign loan for the reduction of the forced currency proved unsuccessful. - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1893: For a long series of years preceding the declaration of national insolvency in 1893 successive budgets presented a deficit, which in years of political excitement and military activity assumed enormous proportions: the shortcomings of the budget were supplied by the proceeds of foreign loans, or by means of advances obtained in the country at a high rate of interest. - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
    • February 4, 1897: Emissaries of the society were despatched to the island, and affairs were brought to a climax by an outbreak at Canea on 4th February 1897. - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1897: The country has shown a remarkable vitality in recovering from the disasters of 1897, and should it in future obtain a respite from paroxysms of military and political excitement, its financial regeneration will be assured. - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1897: During the war of 1897 a young naval lieutenant telegraphed to the minister of war condemning the measures taken by his admiral, and his action was applauded by several journals. - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1897: After the war of 1897 Greece restored to Turkey some strategical points on the frontier possessing no geographical importance. - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1897: New quarries have been opened since 1897 by an English company on the north slope of Mount Pentelicus, and are now connected by rail with Athens and the Peiraeus. - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
    • September 18, 1897: By the preliminary treaty of peace (18th of September 1897) an International Financial Commission, composed of six representatives of the powers, was charged with the payment of the indemnity to Turkey, and with " absolute control " over the collection and employment of revenues sufficient for the service of the foreign debt. - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
    • February 26, 1898: A law defining the powers of the Commission was passed by the Chamber, 26th of February 1898 (o.s.). - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1899: There were formerly 21 archbishoprics and 29 bishoprics in Greece, but a law passed in 1899 suppressed the archbishoprics (except the metropolitan see of Athens) on the death of the existing prelates, and fixed the total number of sees at 32. - Greece, 1911encyclopedia.
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  • 21st century


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