Italian drawing labelled "Zammy Karatasso, General of Macedonia". Demetrios Karatasos, nicknamed Tsamis, was the second son of Anastasios Karatasos. He was born in 1798 in Dichalevri in Macedonia. Since he was little, he followed his father in his life as an armatolos and he distinguished himself during the fighting following the revolt of Naousa. Later, he followed his father to southern Greece and continued to fight until the end of the Greek Revolution. He joined the opposition to Capodistrias and started a revolt against his government in mainland Greece. During the period of Otto he served as an officer in the army. In 1841 he participated as a volunteer in the revolution in Crete and in 1854 he led a revolt in Macedonia, defeating the Turkish army in several battles. Called back to Athens he went on a diplomatic mission to Europe and the Balkans (1859-1861) aiming to raise a coalition of Balkan nations and the support of others for the ousting of the Turks from Europe. He died during his stay in Belgrade and was buried in the city. A great monument was placed on his grave. A bust was also put up in Thessaloniki.
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