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Anastasios Tsamados
Painting of Anastasios Tsamados
(National Historical Museum, Athens)
Born 1774
Hydra, Greece
Died 1825
Sphacteria, Greece
Occupation admiral

Anastasios Tsamados (Greek: Αναστάσιος Τσαμαδός, Hydra, 1774 – Sphacteria, 1825) was a Greek admiral of the Greek War of Independence. He was the famous captain of the brig Aris and leader of a squadron under Andreas Miaoulis.


He was born on the Greek island of Hydra in 1774. Upon the outbreak of the Greek Revolution in March 1821, Tsamados armed his ship Aris with 16 12-pounder guns and joined the fleet of his home island. He took part in many battles and operations of Greek Revolution and soon became a famous captain. In April 1825, he went to Neokastron and consulted with the Minister of War Anagnostaras to help the fight against Ibrahim Pasha. He was killed during the Battle of Sphacteria.


  • (in Greek) History of the Hellenic Nation, Vol. XII: The Greek Revolution (1821–1832). Ekdotiki Athinon. 1971. pp. 373–380. ISBN 960-213-097-0. OCLC 636806977. OL18546042M.