The first country to recognize Greek independence was not any of the western powers, but Haiti, who alledgedly sent 25ton of Coffee beans to finance their rebellion

Jean-Pierre Boyer

Haiti was the first government of an independent state that recognised the Greek revolution against the Ottoman Empire. Jean-Pierre Boyer, following a Greek request for assistance, addressed a letter on 15 January 1822. In the letter sent to Greek expatriates living in France, Adamantios Korais, Christodoulos Klonaris, Christodoulos Klonaris, Konstantinos Polychroniades and A. Bogorides, who had assembled themselves into a Committee which was seeking international support for the ongoing Greek revolution, expressed his support for the Greek Revolution and compared the struggle underfoot across the Atlantic to the struggle for independence in his own land. He apologized for being unable to support the Revolution in Greece financially, t… Continue Reading (3 minute read)

5 thoughts on “The first country to recognize Greek independence was not any of the western powers, but Haiti, who alledgedly sent 25ton of Coffee beans to finance their rebellion”

  1. highoncraze

    Can’t rebel without being alert

  2. Deemaunik

    >”Some historians claim that Boyer also sent to the Greeks 25 tons of Haitian coffee that could be sold and the proceeds used to purchase weapons, but not enough evidence exists to support this or the other claim that one hundred Haitian volunteers set off to fight in the Greek Revolution. Allegedly, their ship was boarded by pirates somewhere in the Mediterranean and these fighters purportedly never reached their destination.”

  3. sassydodo

    First revolution powered by caffeine.

  4. someone_dude

    I heard that Haiti will be awarded by Greece on March 25th,because of the 200 years anniversary since the Greek Independence War started

  5. gunnerxp

    The best part of rising up, is Folgers in your cup!

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