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August 01, 2006

Ioannis Zymsrakakis statue Plateia 1866

02statuezymsrakakis This statue was erected in Plateia 1866 in 1960, and depicts Ioannis Zymsrakakis (Ιωαννης Εμμ. Ζυμσπακακης).

He was the leader of military operations in the Chania area in the 1866 Cretan rebellion. He was also the brother of the Greek minister for the armed forces at the time. Along with Panos Koronaios and Michael Korakas he was one of three commanders-in-chief of the rebellious Cretan forces. He survived the uprising and lived until 1913, so at least he would have got to see Crete free of Ottoman rule and united with Greece before he passed away.

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