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

Giannis AntetokounmpoGiannis Antetokounmpo
(Basketball Player)

06 December 1994

Alexander the GreatAlexander the Great
(Emperor of Greece)

20 July 0356

Stefanos TsitsipasStefanos Tsitsipas
(Tennis Player)

12 August 1998

Cleopatra Cleopatra

0069 BC

(Philosopher, Teacher of Alexander the Great)

0384 BC


0470 BC


0428 BC

(Philosopher and Mathematician)

0570 BC

(Mathematician, Engineer, Inventor, Physicist, Astronomer)

0287 BC

Aristotle OnassisAristotle Onassis
(Business magnate)

15 January 1906

(Greek author)

0800 BC

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Leonidas ILeonidas I
(King of Ancient Sparta)

0540 BC

(The Father of History)

0483 BC

Thanasis AntetokounmpoThanasis Antetokounmpo
(Basketball Player)

18 July 1992

(Mathematician - Euclidean Geometry, Euclid's Elements and Euclidean Algorithm)

0330 BC

John CassavetesJohn Cassavetes

09 December 1929

Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark
(Son of King of Greece and Denmark, King George I)

02 February 1882

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Maria CallasMaria Callas
(One of the most famous opera singers of the 20th century)

02 December 1923


0460 BC

(First Citizen of Democratic Athens)

0494 BC

Saint GeorgeSaint George
(Christian martyr)

0280 AD

Elia KazanElia Kazan
(Director, Actor, Producer)

07 September 1909

(Pianist, Keyboardist, Music Composer)

14 November 1954

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Saint NicholasSaint Nicholas
(Christian Saint)

15 March 0270


0535 BC


Sophocles Sophocles
(Ancient Greek Poet)

0496 BC

Philip II of MacedonPhilip II of Macedon
(King of Ancient Greek Kingdom of Macedon)

0382 BC


0460 BC

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(Greek Philosopher)

31 January 0341

(Greek Tragedian)

0525 BC

(Philosopher, Historian, Biographer, Essayist, & Middle Platonist)

0045 AD

George I of GreeceGeorge I of Greece
(King of Greece)

24 December 1845


0130 AD

El GrecoEl Greco

01 October 1541

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0430 BC


0444 BC

Hero of AlexandriaHero of Alexandria
(Inventor, Mathematician)

0010 AD

(Statesman & Orator)

0384 BC

(Laid the foundations for Democracy in Athens.)

0638 BC

Konstantinos MavropanosKonstantinos Mavropanos
(Football Player)

11 December 1997

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(Geographer, Philosopher, Historian)

0064 BC

Hipparchus Hipparchus
(Astronomer & Mathematician)

0190 BC

Prince PhilipPrince Philip
(Prince consort)

10 June 1921

vNikos Kazantzakis
(Philosopher and Writer)

18 February 1883


0510 BC


0624 BC

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(Greek Philosopher)

0490 BC

(Geographer, Explorer)

0350 BC

Pyrros DimasPyrros Dimas
(Olympic athlete)

13 October 1971

Antonis SamarasAntonis Samaras
(Former Prime Minister of Greece)

23 May 1951

Michael CacoyannisMichael Cacoyannis
(Film Director)

11 June 1921

Yiannis BoutarisYiannis Boutaris
(Greek Politician)

13 June 1942

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Anna ComnenaAnna Comnena
(Greek Princess & Scholar)

01 December 1083

Costa GavrasCosta Gavras
(Film Director)

12 February 1933

Polyxeni FerfeliPolyxeni Ferfeli
(Instagram Star)

28 March 1994

Constantine AndreouConstantine Andreou
(Painter, Sculptor)

24 March 1917

Diogenes Of SinopeDiogenes Of Sinope

0412 BC

Konstantinos TsiklitirasKonstantinos Tsiklitiras
(Olympic athlete)

30 October 1888

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Eponimos AlkoolikosEponimos Alkoolikos

14 July 1994

Prince Philip, Duke of EdinburghPrince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
(Prince consort)

10 June 1921

Yorgos LanthimosYorgos Lanthimos
(film director, theatre director, screenwriter, film producer)

1973 AD

(Thracian gladiator)

0111 BC


0412 BC


0630 BC

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Sokratis PapastathopoulosSokratis Papastathopoulos
(Association football player)

09 June 1988

(Composer, Record producer, Film score composer)

29 March 1943

Christina OnassisChristina Onassis
(Businessperson, Socialite)

11 December 1950


(Historian, Writer)

0460 BC

Luke the EvangelistLuke the Evangelist

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(Tragedy writer,)

0480 BC

Yanis VaroufakisYanis Varoufakis
(Economist, Politician, Professor, Non-fiction writer, University teacher)

24 March 1961

Alexis TsiprasAlexis Tsipras
(Politician, Civil engineer)

28 July 1974