Missolonghi


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Missolonghi

(ˌmɪsəˈlɒŋɡɪ) or

Mesolonghi

n
(Placename) a town in W Greece, near the Gulf of Patras: famous for its defence against the Turks in 1822–23 and 1825–26 and for its association with Lord Byron, who died here in 1824. Pop (municipality): 18 354 (2001). Modern Greek name: Mesolóngion
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Mis•so•lon•ghi

(ˌmɪs əˈlɔŋ gi)

n.
a town in W Greece, on the Gulf of Patras: Byron died here 1824. 10,164.
Greek, Mesolóngion.
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References in classic literature ?
Byron, who recovered long enough to call it "entuzy-muzy," had a relapse, which carried him off -- to Missolonghi.
He sailed to the Greek camp at the malarial town of Missolonghi, where he showed qualities of leadership but died of fever after a few months, in 1824, before he had time to accomplish anything.
1824: Poet Lord Byron died of a fever at Missolonghi while aiding Greek insurgents against the Turks in their fight for independence.
1824: Poet Lord Byron died aged 36 a fever at Missolonghi while aiding Greek insurgents against the Turks in their fight for independence.
Among the highlights are Delacroix's landmark works "Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi" (1826), "The Battle of Nancy" (1831), "Women of Algiers in Their Apartment" (1834), "Medea About to Kill Her Children" (1838), and "The Lion Hunt" (1855).
At moments this leads to odd omissions (Gericault's name does not appear until the third gallery, despite his obvious importance to Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi [r826; see p.
The sticky white lines extend for a few hundred meters (yards) along the shoreline of Aitoliko, built on an artificial island in a salt lagoon near Missolonghi, 250 kilometers (150 miles) west of Athens.
He planned to lead an attack on Turkish forces at the Bay of Corinth but fell ill and died in Missolonghi the following April.
Clayton, Britain and the Eastern Question: Prom Missolonghi to Gallipoli, London: U.
QUESTION 14 - for 14 points: Which English romantic poet died of fever Missolonghi? A Tibia B Fibula C Femur D Patella A India B Thailand C China D Burma A Wordsworth B Byron C Tennyson D Shelley QUESTION 9 - for 9 points: What is the correct name for a female badger?
A Li Peng B Zhu Rongji C Wen Jiabao D Li Keqiang QUESTION 14 - for 14 points: Which English romantic poet died of fever at Missolonghi? A Wordsworth B Byron C Tennyson D Shelley QUESTION 15 - for 15 points: In which Italian town was tenor Luciano Pavarotti born in 1935?