Missolonghi, Greece

Located in Western Greece, the town is known as the site of a siege during the Greek War for Independence (1821–1832), and as the site where the poet Lord Byron died. The town features museums of art and history and is home to the Missolonghi Byron Society. 


Latitude: 38.368673900000
Longitude: 21.430415000000

Timeline of Events Associated with Missolonghi, Greece

Date Event Manage
1 Jul 1824 to 16 Jul 1824

Byron's funeral rites

Portrait of ByronFrom 1–16 July 1824, public funeral rites for Byron in England. Following Byron’s death at Missolonghi, Greece, his body was returned to England for burial at Hucknall Torkard Church in Nottinghamshire. Image: Thomas Philipps, Portrait of Lord Byron (1824). This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.

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