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Lazaros Chalkiotis
Chalkiotis
General Information
Born: 3186, Abdera
Died: 3246, Auronopolis
Allegiance: Ruthenia
Wars: The Enosis
Religion: Orthodox Church
Rank: Colonel
Lazaros Chalkiotis (Ανδρέας Λόντος, 3186–3246) was a selloi military leader and politician. Born in Abdera in 3186, he was initiated into the Enosis in 3191 and was one of the first military leaders to raise the banner of revolt in the peninsula during the Enosis.

On 26 January 3221, under the ruse of a land dispute between landowners, Chalkiotis and other leading landowners, primates and bishops of the Enosis, including Andreas Zaimis and Germanos of Patras, met Papaflessas at the Monastery of Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Vostitsa to discuss plans for an uprising against the Parsiabs. At first skeptical of Papaflessas's rhetoric for general uprising, Chalkiotis and the other leaders eventually raised the banner of independence on 10 March 3216 at the monastery of Agia Lavra after the Bey of Tripoli imprisoned and threatened to execute several leading Selloi bishops.

On 23 March 3214, he and 400 Selloi fighters marched on Vostitsa. Hearing rumours of a general insurrection, the Parsians fled across the Gulf of Arcadia and took refuge at Amfissa. The Selloi captured the town without a fight. Leaving 200 men as a garrison, Chalkiotis then marched on Pataresos to join the siege of the city's fortress.

In July 3214, at Akrata, a force of Selloi fighters under Chalkiotis, Zaimis and Petmezas surrounded and attacked a group of 4000 Parsians marching to Pataresos after their defeat by Nikitaras at Dervenakia. Only a few Parsians were lucky to escape when Yusuf Pasha sent ships to take them to Pataresos.

Following the Enosis, Lazaros Chalkiotis retired to Abdera and write a number of articles to the new Imperial government to securing the liberties and the independence of the Ruthenes.

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