Georgios Pentzikis (Greek: Γεώργιος Πεντζίκης) was a Greek chieftain of the Macedonian Struggle.

Kapetan (Chieftain)

Georgios Pentzikis
A portrait of Georgios Pentzikis.
Native name
Γεώργιος Πεντζίκης
Bornc. mid 1800s
Thessaloniki, Salonika Vilayet, Ottoman Empire (now Greece)
AllegianceGreece Kingdom of Greece
Service/branch HMC
Battles/warsMacedonian Struggle (POW)
Awards Silver Cross of the Order of the Redeemer
Other workDoctor
Member of the Philoptochos Brotherhood of Men of Thessaloniki

Biography Edit

He was born in the mid-19th century in Thessaloniki and was a doctor.[1]

In 1898 he joined the Philoptochos Brotherhood of Men of Thessaloniki, which was a Greek patriotic organization that was active since 1871 and acted against several Bulgarian actions in Thessaloniki.[2]

In 1905 the Brotherhood with Athanasios Souliotis was placed in the "Executive" of the Hellenic Organization,[3] who even took over the leadership and managed to become a major member of the Macedonian Committee in Thessaloniki.[4][5] As the head of the executive branch, he collaborated with Athanasios Vogas, Ioannis Emiris, Theodoros Zlatanos, Athanasios Kallidopoulos, Georgios Divolis, Evangelos Doumas, Argyrios Zachos, Dimitrios Margaropoulos and others in operations within the city of Thessaloniki and the surroundings against specific Bulgarian targets until 1908, when the Young Turk Revolution led to the end of the Macedonian Struggle.[3][6] During this period, he was in danger of being imprisoned by the Ottoman authorities after a strike against a Bulgarian target, but after actions of the organization for his acquittal he managed to get rid of the accusations and continue his actions.[7]

For his contribution as leader and coordinator of the "Executive", Pentzikis was recognized as an Agent II Class and at the same time he was awarded the Silver Cross of the Order of the Redeemer.[8][9][10]

References Edit

  1. ^ Παύλος Νταφούλης, Η υγειονομική περίθαλψη κατά την ένοπλο φάση του μακεδωνικού αγώνος (1904-1908) και η δράση των εφέδρων και μόνιμων αξιωματικών του υγειονομικού που συμμετείχαν στον μακεδονικό αγώνα, Διδακτορική διατριβή, University of Ioannina, Ioannina 2007, p. 274.
  2. ^ Πασχαλίδης, Φώτιος Μ. "Η Φ.Α.Α.Θ. και ο Μακεδονικός Αγώνας". Φιλόπτωχος Αδελφότης Ανδρών Θεσσαλονίκης. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Θεόδωρος Ι. Δαρδαβέσης, Γιατροί μακεδονομάχοι της Φιλοπτώχου Αδελφότητος Ανδρών Θεσσαλονίκης, Medical Association of Thessaloniki, t. 52, p. 11-12" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-06-13. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  4. ^ Παύλου Λ. Τσάμη, Μακεδονικός Αγών, ΕΜΣ, Thessaloniki 1975, p. 158.
  5. ^ Γ.Χ. Μόδης, Μακεδονικός Αγών και Μακεδόνες αρχηγοί, ΕΜΣ, 2nd version, Thessaloniki 2007, p. 115.
  6. ^ Συλλογικό, Θεσσαλονίκη - Επιστημονική επετηρίδα του Κέντρου Ιστορίας Θεσσαλονίκης του Δήμου Θεσσαλονίκης, Vol. III, Thessaloniki 1992, p. 194, 198.
  7. ^ Γ.Χ. Μόδης, 2007, p. 111-112.
  8. ^ Ιωάννης Σ. Κολιόπουλος (scientific diligence), Αφανείς, γηγενείς Μακεδονομάχοι, Εταιρεία Μακεδονικών Σπουδών, University Studio Press, Thessaloniki, 2008, p. 54
  9. ^ Γενικό Επιτελείο Στρατού, Διεύθυνσις Ιστορίας Στρατού, Ο Μακεδονικός Αγών και τα εις Θράκην γεγονότα, Athens 1979, p. 210
  10. ^ Αρχείο Διεύθυνσης Εφέδρων Πολεμιστών, Αγωνιστών, Θυμάτων, Αναπήρων, Αρχείο Μακεδονικού Αγώνα, φ. Π-548.