Ο φιλικός Κωνσταντίνος Παν. Τάττης : (1787-1864)Part of : Μακεδονικά ; Vol.23, 1983, pages 65-87
Constantine P. Tattis (1766-1864).
His diary book of C.P. Tattis was found recently among the belongingsof his great grand-daughter, Kalliopi (Poppi) Seremetis (1894-1978). Her maiden name was Tattis as she was the daughter of Constantine Stephanos Tat tis IT, who died in 1925 and was the grandson of C.P. Tattis.The historical sources and material that came down to us verbally speak of C.P. Tattis and his activities in Salonica and its area as «philikos» (member of «Philiki Etaireia») during the prerevolutionary years (1818-1821). There has been, however, controversy regarding the fate of C.P.T. during the tra gic events in Salonica following the outburst of the greek revolution in May 1821. The Turks then committed atrocities against many eldermen andin general against the greek population. Many authors expressed the opinion that C.P.T. was among those hanged, together with prominent personallities in Salonica (Menexes, Balanos, Kydoniatis etc.). Others however wrote that C.P.Tattis escaped in the city of Serres by bribing his turkish jail guards.The diary book mentioned above shows that C.P.T. made an entry in page 1 and specifies that he was arrested and imprisoned by the Turks in Serres on May 8, 1821. His son, Stephanos Constantine Tattis (1825-1910) con tinued to update the original diary of his father.Thus while the slightly modified assumption that came to us verbally was confirmed, it is not clear the length of time that C.P. Tattis was jailed, neither whether he was transferred or not to the Salonica jail.Crossed information from other sources in addition to the verbal mate rial confirm his activities in the «Philiki Etaireia» as well as his perpetual movements in Macedonia and Epiros for the execution of his national mission. Moreover C.P.T. survived the events of the Greek Revolution and settled in Salonica with his family in 1832 where he died in 1864.This piece of information resolves all the doubts whether C.P.T. was actually hanged together with the other prominent Greeks in Salonica in May 1821. It also clarifies his fate as well as his contributions to the National Struggle for Independence
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