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Missolonghi

[mis-uh-lawng-gee] /ˌmɪs əˈlɔŋ gi/
noun
1.
a town in W Greece, on the Gulf of Patras: Byron died here 1824.
Also, Mesolonghi.
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  • Lepanto is thinly peopled; all have little provisions as well as Missolonghi.

  • He died of fever at Missolonghi on April 19, at the age of thirty-six.

  • Missolonghi nurtured the poet in his youth and led him to the threshold of manhood.

    Life Immovable Kostes Palamas
  • Money and supplies poured in upon the starving men of Missolonghi.

    The Story of Mankind Hendrik Van Loon
  • He gave him no further reason; he even withheld from him the fact that he had been at Missolonghi a twelvemonth previously.

    An Englishman in Paris Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
  • On January 21, 1824, Missolonghi was blockaded by the Turkish fleet.

    Byron Richard Edgcumbe
  • His presence at Missolonghi has checked intrigues which will now have uncontrolled sway.

    Byron Richard Edgcumbe
  • Maurokordatos and the remnant of the Greek troops now retired to Missolonghi.

  • Three months later the news spread through Europe that their hero lay dead in Missolonghi, the last of the Greek strongholds.

    The Story of Mankind Hendrik Van Loon
British Dictionary definitions for Missolonghi

Missolonghi

/ˌmɪsəˈlɒŋɡɪ/
noun
1.
a town in W Greece, near the Gulf of Patras: famous for its defence against the Turks in 1822–23 and 1825–26 and for its association with Lord Byron, who died here in 1824. Pop (municipality): 18 354 (2001) Modern Greek name Mesolóngion
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