Manolis Kazanis (1793-1846): Born in Marmaketo in Lasithi, he was already active before the start of the Revolution. In 1822 he was appointed rebel leader of Lasithi. He took part in the revolutionaries’ attacks in Merambello in November 1827 and in Sitia in December 1828. He died a refugee on Naxos, where he had fled after the end of the Revolution.

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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