Epameinondas Charisiadis

Epameinondas Charisiadis (Greek: Επαμεινώνδας Χαρισιάδης) was a Greek revolutionary of the Northern Epirus movement, politician and doctor.

Charisiadis was born in Korçë,[1] in modern southern Albania, then Ottoman Empire.[2] In 1914, he was among the local Greek community who organized units of volunteers, known as "Sacred Bands", to defend Korce from eminent incorporation to the newly established Albanian principality.[2] Charisiadis was one of the main Northern Epirote leaders who participated in the anti-Albanian uprising of March 1914 in Korçë. During the rebellion he formed an armed unit in Bilisht and attempted to reinforce the revolutionaries in Korçë.[3]

Charisiadis was elected as member of the Greek parliament (1915-1917) for the Korytsa prefecture, when his homeland came under Greek control.[4][5] In December 1940, during World War II, Korçë came again under Greek control during the Greco-Italian War. Charisiadis was among the local Greek-Albanian committee who signed the surrender protocol of Korçë.[6]


  1. ^ Pano, Nicholas C. (1968). The People's Republic of Albania. Johns Hopkins Press. p. 17. ISBN 9780801805202. Northern Epirus (the region which today includes the Albanian districts of Korce and Gjirokaster)
  2. ^ a b Kaphetzopoulos, Flokas, Dima-Dimitriou, 2000: p. 185:"Charisiades came from Korytsa and had played a leading role in the formation of the Sacred Bands"
  3. ^ Kaphetzopoulos, Flokas, Dima-Dimitriou, 2000: p. 183: "As a basic precondition for the success of the uprising they considered the arrival of reinforcements from the Biglishte area... physician Epameinondas Charisiades"
  4. ^ Kaphetzopoulos, Flokas, Dima-Dimitriou, 2000: p. 340: "The Northern Epirots elected fifteen deputies to the new parliament: ... The representatives were: ... Epameinondas Charisiades
  5. ^ Ruches, Pyrrhus (1965). "Albania's Captives". Chicago Essays on World History and Politics. Argonaut: 97. "from Korytsa 6:... Charisiades
  6. ^ Βλάχος, Θεοφάνης. "Η Μάχη για την Απελευθέρωση της Κορυτσάς και Ανώτερη Στρατιωτική Διοίκηση Κορυτσάς" (PDF). dis.army.gr (in Greek). Hellenic Army General Staff: History Directorate. p. 12. Retrieved 9 July 2015.