Lambros Tzavelas

Lambros Tzavelas (Greek: Λάμπρος Τζαβέλας, 1745–1792) was a leader of the Souliotes. Lambros Tzavelas was famous for his role in the Souliot struggles against Ali Pasha, the Pasha of Yanina. Tzavelas was born in Souli.[1]

He was sent to help Ali Pasha to capture Gjirokastër with seventy Souliotes.[2] He was betrayed and his son Foto was captured and held prisoner in Castro castle in Ioannina, while Lambros was let free.[3] Foto was released by Ali Pasha's son. Veli Pasha.[4] He became the leader of the Souliotes following the death of his father. His grandson was Kitsos Tzavelas.


  1. ^ Buda, A.; Akademia e Shkencave e RPS të Shqipërisë; Fjalori enciklopedik shqiptar (1985). Fjalor enciklopedik shqiptar. Akademia e Shkencave e RPSSH.
  2. ^ Constable and co, ltd (1830). Constable's miscellany of original and selected publications.
  3. ^ Dakin, D. (1973). The Greek Struggle for Independence, 1821-1833. University of California Press. ISBN 9780520023420.
  4. ^ Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register for British and Foreign India, China and Australasia. Vol. 25. Black, Parbury, & Allen. 1828. p. 762. Retrieved 2014-10-05.