Sifis Deliyiannakis: From Asfendou in Sphakia, the brother of Stratis Deliyiannakis. A leader active in the western Rethymnon area, he was awarded the rank of pentakosiarch (commander of 500 men). In the spring of 1828 he took part in the pursuit of the Ottoman army after the battle of Frangokastello. He probably died on Melos, where he had settled with his brother.

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.

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