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Rigas Ferraios in Belgrade

The Rigas Ferraios was born in Velestinoo to1757 from a wealthy family, was the forerunner and architect of the Greek Enlightenment. The young Rigas, left the Velestino very early, after having got the basic education. In 1785 he went to Constantinople, where he continued his studies and joined Fanarioton environment, and in 1788 settled in Wallachia as an administrator. In the years that followed as a distinguished scholar and writer. In 1790 and 1796 he traveled to Vienna to print his books, among them the leading project "New Political Administration of the people of Rumeli, Asia Minor, landlocked Islands, Wallachia" containing: the Thourio known revolutionary song, a revolutionary call. the declaration of human rights in accordance with standards of the French Enlightenment and the Constitution of Riga. The political vision of the Rigas was to create a multiethnic Balkan territory would be free from the entanglements of Ottoman policy in which the Greeks had become dominant. To realize this goal tried to revolt all the peoples enslaved by the Ottomans in the Balkans against the common tyrant. Sought, indeed, to encounter Napoleon the Great to ask for help. He was arrested, but on December 8, 1797 by the Austrians in Trieste and surrendered to the Turks, who was killed by strangulation on June 12, 1798 in Belgrade at the tower Nebojsa.

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