Manto Mavrogenous

(Trieste, 1796/7 – Paros, 1840): 1821 fighter. She came from a distinguished Cycladic family. When the Struggle was declared she landed on Mykonos and was positioned as leader of the revolutionaries on the island. She manned two ships and took part in the operations when in 1822 the Ottoman fleet attempted to disembark on the island. Her contribution to mobilizing philhellene circles in Europe through her letters was especially important.  She put her fortune at the disposal of the Struggle. She died in poverty on Paros in July 1840.