Annihilation of the "klephts" (thieves) of the Peloponnese
1806

Annihilation of the "klephts" (thieves) of the Peloponnese

The Ottoman administration of the Peloponnese and the Greek elders and clergy, with the support of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, commonly decided the annihilation of the "klephts" of the Peloponnese in 1806. Initially, their help was demanded by the Ottomans to fight the Turkish-Albanian gangs who engaged in repeated looting. However, the "klephts" themselves engaged in looting, mainly of Christians, and this practice resulted in the pan-Peloponnesian decision to disband them. Theodoros Kolokotronis was rescued at the last moment by crossing over to the Ionian Islands.

ΠΙΣΩ ΣΤΟ ΧΡΟΝΟΛΟΓΙΟ