GEORGIOS DASKALAKIS OR TSELEPIS
Georgios Daskalakis or Tselepis (1791?-1821): Born in Anopoli in Sphakia. He was initiated into the Philiki Etairia, probably outside Crete, returning to the island at the head of an armed force he had gathered on Samos. He first fought in Apokoronas before leading an attack, with the rank of pentakosiarch (commander of 500 men), against the Muslims of Selino, where he was killed, probably in December 1821.
The Orthodox Christian Cretans took part in the Greek Revolution, but the island was not integrated into the Greek state established in 1830. Crete remained a possession of the Ottoman Empire, with repeated uprisings by the Greek inhabitants, until 1898, when it gained its autonomy (Cretan State), before eventually being incorporated into the Kingdom of Greece in 1913.