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Bozzaris, Marcos, was born in 1788 at Suli, Epirus. After a period of refuge in the Ionian Islands, whither he with others had had to flee from Ali Pasha (q.v.), he headed in 1820 a force of his exiled countrymen in aid of their subjugator against the Turks. At Missolonghi, in 1823, he was commander-in-chief of the Greek forces, and made a daring and successful attack upon the Turkish vanguard, near Karpenisi. Bozzaris himself fell in this encounter, but his memory lives in the patriot songs of Greece.