Wednesday, February 3, 2010

On February 3

On this day in ...
... 1830 (180 years ago today), ministers plenipotentiary for Britain, France, and Russia, signed Protocole* (No 1) tenu à Londres le 3 Février 1830, relatif à l’indépendance de la Grèce. Together with 2 additional instruments signed that day, this London Protocol established Greece as an independent monarchy within defined borders. The accords "were the outcome of the destruction" by Britain, France, and Russia "of the Ottoman and Egyptian fleets" the previous autumn at the Battle of Navarino, now Pylos, Greece. (credit for map of Greece circa 1830)

(Prior February 3 posts are here and here.)

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