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Sir Richard Church

Church, Sir Richard, 1784–1873, British army officer. After varied service, he organized a Greek regiment to defend (1812–15) the Ionian Islands, and in 1827 he was made generalissimo of the Greek insurgents in the Greek War of Independence. Residing in Greece, he subsequently engaged in politics there and was made (1854) a general in the Greek army.

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