The Greek euro coins show a different design for each of the eight coins. They were all designed by Georgios Stamatopoulos. The 10, 20 and 50-cent-coins portray famous Greeks. On this coin we see Rigas Feraios (*1757, †1798), a writer and revolutionary who was executed by the Turks for his participation in an uprising against the Ottoman Empire. In Greece, Feraios is remembered as a forerunner of the Greek War of Independence (1821–1829).