With its large gamut of beautiful gods and goddesses, awe-inspiring mythical heroes and their stories on crusade, courage, and conquer and a civilization seeped in mythology and mystical, Greece has always been a thing of fancy for most people. And why not? Hellenic beauty, mythology and hospitability has always attracted plethora of attention, and mostly for the right reasons. But if you thought that Grecian charm was limited to just that, know that Greece has produced some truly world-class men and women too, who have left an indelible impression in the history of the world and how? From Olympian stalwarts and mighty conquerors to epic poets and enigmatic philosophers and from inspiring statesman and legendary lawmakers to avant-garde physicians and poignant painters, Greece has stamped its excellence in the world map with its inspiring lot of famous people. Let us all trail down the life, timeline, trivia and interesting facts in their equally enthusing biographies covered here.
Tommy LeeTommy Lee
03 October 1962
Musician
Giannis AntetokounmpoGiannis Antetokounmpo
06 December 1994
Basketball Player

Cleopatra Cleopatra
0069 BC
Pharaoh

AristotleAristotle
0384 BC
Philosopher, Teacher of Alexander the Great

SocratesSocrates
0470 BC
Philosopher

PlatoPlato
0428 BC
Philosopher
Stefanos TsitsipasStefanos Tsitsipas
12 August 1998
Tennis Player

PythagorasPythagoras
0570 BC
Philosopher and Mathematician

Saint GeorgeSaint George
0280 AD
Christian martyr

ArchimedesArchimedes
0287 BC
Mathematician, Engineer, Inventor, Physicist,
HomerHomer
0800 BC
Greek author

Aristotle OnassisAristotle Onassis
15 January 1906
Business magnate
Thanasis AntetokounmpoThanasis Antetokounmpo
18 July 1992
Basketball Player

Leonidas ILeonidas I
0540 BC
King of Ancient Sparta

HerodotusHerodotus
0483 BC
The Father of History
EuclidEuclid
0330 BC
Mathematician - Euclidean Geometry, Euclid's

HippocratesHippocrates
0460 BC
Physician
John CassavetesJohn Cassavetes
09 December 1929
Actor

Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark
02 February 1882
Son of King of Greece and Denmark, King George I

Maria CallasMaria Callas
02 December 1923
One of the most famous opera singers of the 20th
YanniYanni
14 November 1954
Pianist, Keyboardist, Music Composer

PericlesPericles
0494 BC
First Citizen of Democratic Athens
HeraclitusHeraclitus
0535 BC
Philosopher

Saint NicholasSaint Nicholas
15 March 0270
Christian Saint

AeschylusAeschylus
0525 BC
Greek Tragedian

Elia KazanElia Kazan
07 September 1909
Director, Actor, Producer
EratosthenesEratosthenes
 
Mathematician
PlutarchPlutarch
0045 AD
Philosopher, Historian, Biographer, Essayist, &

Philip II of MacedonPhilip II of Macedon
0382 BC
King of Ancient Greek Kingdom of Macedon

El GrecoEl Greco
01 October 1541
Painter

Sophocles Sophocles
0496 BC
Ancient Greek Poet
George I of GreeceGeorge I of Greece
24 December 1845
King of Greece

EpicurusEpicurus
31 January 0341
Greek Philosopher

GalenGalen
0130 AD
Physician

DemocritusDemocritus
0460 BC
Philosopher

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XenophonXenophon
0430 BC
 
AristophanesAristophanes
0444 BC
Playwright

DemosthenesDemosthenes
0384 BC
Statesman & Orator
SolonSolon
0638 BC
Laid the foundations for Democracy in Athens.

StraboStrabo
0064 BC
Geographer, Philosopher, Historian

Konstantinos MavropanosKonstantinos Mavropanos
11 December 1997
Football Player
vNikos Kazantzakis
18 February 1883
Philosopher and Writer

Hero of AlexandriaHero of Alexandria
0010 AD
Inventor, Mathematician
Hipparchus Hipparchus
0190 BC
Astronomer & Mathematician

Prince PhilipPrince Philip
10 June 1921
Prince consort

ThalesThales
0624 BC
Philosopher

ProtagorasProtagoras
0490 BC
Greek Philosopher

AnaxagorasAnaxagoras
0510 BC
Philosopher
PytheasPytheas
0350 BC
Geographer, Explorer

Pyrros DimasPyrros Dimas
13 October 1971
Olympic athlete

Antonis SamarasAntonis Samaras
23 May 1951
Former Prime Minister of Greece

Michael CacoyannisMichael Cacoyannis
11 June 1921
Film Director
Yiannis BoutarisYiannis Boutaris
13 June 1942
Greek Politician

Anna ComnenaAnna Comnena
01 December 1083
Greek Princess & Scholar
Polyxeni FerfeliPolyxeni Ferfeli
28 March 1994
Instagram Star

Costa GavrasCosta Gavras
12 February 1933
Film Director

Constantine AndreouConstantine Andreou
24 March 1917
Painter, Sculptor
Diogenes Of SinopeDiogenes Of Sinope
0412 BC
Philosopher

Konstantinos TsiklitirasKonstantinos Tsiklitiras
30 October 1888
Olympic athlete
Eponimos AlkoolikosEponimos Alkoolikos
14 July 1994
YouTuber

Prince Philip, Duke of EdinburghPrince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
10 June 1921
Prince consort

Georgios PapanikolaouGeorgios Papanikolaou
13 May 1883
Physician, Oncologist
SpartacusSpartacus
0111 BC
Thracian gladiator

DiogenesDiogenes
0412 BC
philosopher
Yorgos LanthimosYorgos Lanthimos
1973 AD
film director, theatre director, screenwriter,

SapphoSappho
0630 BC
Poet

George PapadopoulosGeorge Papadopoulos
05 May 1919
Former President of Greece

Sokratis PapastathopoulosSokratis Papastathopoulos
09 June 1988
Association football player
AesopAesop
 
Luke the EvangelistLuke the Evangelist
Author

Yanis VaroufakisYanis Varoufakis
24 March 1961
Economist, Politician, Professor, Non-fiction

VangelisVangelis
29 March 1943
Composer, Record producer, Film score composer

ThucydidesThucydides
0460 BC
Historian, Writer
Pyrrhus of EpirusPyrrhus of Epirus
0319 BC
General

Christina OnassisChristina Onassis
11 December 1950
Businessperson, Socialite

Constantine II of GreeceConstantine II of Greece
02 June 1940
Yachtmaster

EuripidesEuripides
0480 BC
Tragedy writer,

Maximinus ThraxMaximinus Thrax
0173 AD
Emperor
Muhammad Ali of EgyptMuhammad Ali of Egypt
04 March 1769
Military commander

Alexis TsiprasAlexis Tsipras
28 July 1974
Politician, Civil engineer
EpictetusEpictetus
0050 AD
Philosopher

Seleucus I NicatorSeleucus I Nicator
0359 BC
General

AntinousAntinous
29 November 0111
Roman emperor
Constantine I of GreeceConstantine I of Greece
02 August 1868
 

Nana MouskouriNana Mouskouri
13 October 1934
Singer, Politician, Songwriter
Demis RoussosDemis Roussos
15 June 1946
Singer, Composer

HesiodHesiod
0750 BC
Poet, Writer, Rhapsode, Mythographer

ThemistoclesThemistocles
0525 BC
Politician

Kostas ManolasKostas Manolas
14 June 1991
Association football player
AhabAhab
0900 BC
 

PolybiusPolybius
0200 BC
Historian
Pavlos, Crown Prince of GreecePavlos, Crown Prince of Greece
20 May 1967
 

Yannis PhilippakisYannis Philippakis
23 April 1986
Singer

Stavros NiarchosStavros Niarchos
03 July 1909
Shipowner, Entrepreneur, Art collector

CroesusCroesus
0595 BC
Political figure
George II of GreeceGeorge II of Greece
20 July 1890
King of Greece