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Evripidis Bakirtzis Biography »
Evripidis Bakirtzis (Greek: Ευριπίδης Μπακιρτζής; 16 January 1895–9 March 1947), born in Kozani (or according to other sources in Serres), Ottoman Empire, was a Hellenic Army officer and politician. Dismissed from the army twice due to his participation in pro-republican coup attempts, during the Axis Occupation of Greece in World War II he co-founded the EKKA resistance group and later joined the Greek People's Liberation Army. He served as head of the Political Committee of National Liberation, a government of Greek Resistance-held territories, from 10 March to 18 April 1944. He died in Fournoi Korseon.