Finland

THE FINNISH PHILHELLENES

The participation of the Finns in the Greek War of Independence, although numerically small, is a testament to the wide impact of philhellenism in European societies. In the Garden of Heroes, there is a column commemorating a Finn called Gustaf Adolf Sass, who drowned a few days before the Exodus.

In the Garden of Heroes, there is a column commemorating a Finn called Gustav Adolf Sass, who drowned a few days before the The monument was erected in April 1938 on the initiative of Consul Eugenios Eugenides. Another Finn who came to Greece was August Myhrberg, who fought bravely in numerous battles and was honoured by King Otto for his contribution to the cause of Greek freedom.

• Picture: The column of Gustaf Adolf Sass in the Garden of Heroes in Messolonghi

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