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Charles C. Ogle 1851 - 1878 (philhellene war correspondent Times was killed in the battle of Makrinitsa 18 March 1878)

Ogle Charles was born in London on April 16, 1851 by wealthy family. O father was a teacher and a priest's family moved to St Clara Kemsingk near the town there Sevenoks his father rented a villa and turned it into a school where he studied and Charles. When he finished high school he left to study at London University and later studied architecture near the great architect Frederick William Roper. The first architectural project was the repair of the church of Virgin Mary parish St Clara Kemsingk. In 1875 visited Italy and then to Athens, where he began to work close to Ernesto Ziller in the construction of the Athens Academy. Collaborates with the Builder magazine R.I.B.A.. His talent for writing and his need to express him to contact the of cooperation Times from Athens. The newspaper's response was positive and so began the collaboration as a correspondent originally from Serbia, and then a war correspondent in Thessaly. Arrived at the mountain of Centaurs to watch the battles of the revolution of the Thessalians. Charles Ogle writes incessantly, The British press constantly publish articles on the Revolution in Thessaly articles complained strongly about the Turkish atrocities against the civilian population and take off the part of the Greek revolutionaries. In Makrynitsa his own expense paid 30 workers to build trenches. Before leaving from Volos even predicted his death by talking to their friends and saying that the Turks would assassinate him and cut his head. So show them some scarring his arm from an old injury, so if you found the headless body to recognize it!The three-day battle of Makrinitsa, was bloody, with many casualties on the civilian population, including children. The rebels were defeated and retreated before the Ottoman troops. The consuls of foreign powers went to Pelion to investigate the situation and stop the massacres. Interested in natural and Ogle, which did not appear anywhere on the weekend. In seeking to learn that he had been murdered. Eventually the corpse of the unfortunate English journalist was found headless. Initially, the Turks hid his corpse, but a soldier showed his passport, while another was selling his clothes. Doctors have an English and an Italian ship did an autopsy and placed the corpse in a leaden case to be transferred by steamer to Athens for burial. The consuls of foreign forces from the investigations made ​​in Pelion, that the Ogle was murdered after the battle for by the Turks Ottoman.

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