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.
Giannis AntetokounmpoGiannis Antetokounmpo
06 December 1994
Basketball Player
Cleopatra Cleopatra
0069 BC
Queen of the Ptolemaic Kingdom

Saint NicholasSaint Nicholas
15 March 0270
Christian Saint

AristotleAristotle
0384 BC
Philosopher

Stefanos TsitsipasStefanos Tsitsipas
12 August 1998
Tennis Player

PlatoPlato
0428 BC
Philosopher
SocratesSocrates
0470 BC
Philosopher

Tommy LeeTommy Lee
03 October 1962
Musician

SpartacusSpartacus
0109 BC
Thracian Gladiator
PythagorasPythagoras
0570 BC
Philosopher and Mathematician

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

Thanasis AntetokounmpoThanasis Antetokounmpo
18 July 1992
Basketball Player

Aristotle OnassisAristotle Onassis
15 January 1906
Business magnate

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

HerodotusHerodotus
0483 BC
The Father of History
Leonidas ILeonidas I
0540 BC
King of Ancient Sparta

John CassavetesJohn Cassavetes
09 December 1929
Actor

Maria CallasMaria Callas
02 December 1923
One of the most famous opera singers of the 20th

EuclidEuclid
0330 BC
Mathematician - Euclidean Geometry, Euclid's
HippocratesHippocrates
0460 BC
Physician

YanniYanni
14 November 1954
Pianist, Keyboardist, Music Composer
Saint GeorgeSaint George
0280 AD
Christian martyr

Elia KazanElia Kazan
07 September 1909
Director, Actor, Producer

SapphoSappho
0630 BC
Poet
PericlesPericles
0494 BC
First Citizen of Democratic Athens

HeraclitusHeraclitus
0535 BC
Philosopher
AeschylusAeschylus
0525 BC
Greek Tragedian

George I of GreeceGeorge I of Greece
24 December 1845
King of Greece

DemocritusDemocritus
0460 BC
Philosopher
EratosthenesEratosthenes
 
Mathematician

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AlcibiadesAlcibiades
0450 BC
Athenian Statesman
PlutarchPlutarch
0045 AD
Philosopher, Historian, Biographer, Essayist, &

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

EpicurusEpicurus
31 January 0341
Greek Philosopher

Sophocles Sophocles
0496 BC
Ancient Greek Poet
ThucydidesThucydides
0460 BC
Historian
GalenGalen
0130 AD
Physician

EpictetusEpictetus
0055 AD
Philosopher

AntinousAntinous
29 November 0111
Roman Emperor Hadrian’s Lover

El GrecoEl Greco
01 October 1541
Painter
XenophonXenophon
0430 BC
 

Pyrrhus of EpirusPyrrhus of Epirus
0319 BC
General

Muhammad Ali of EgyptMuhammad Ali of Egypt
04 March 1769
Ottoman Governor of Egypt

Seleucus I NicatorSeleucus I Nicator
0359 BC
General

AristophanesAristophanes
0444 BC
Playwright
Paul of GreecePaul of Greece
14 December 1901
King of Greece

HesiodHesiod
 
Poet
Prince PhilipPrince Philip
10 June 1921
Royal Knight of the Garter

George II of GreeceGeorge II of Greece
20 July 1890
King of Greece

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

ThemistoclesThemistocles
0524 BC
Military Leader
ParmenidesParmenides
0515 BC
Philosopher

Constantine IConstantine I
02 August 1868
King of Greece

Hero of AlexandriaHero of Alexandria
0010 AD
Inventor, Mathematician

Antiochus IV EpiphanesAntiochus IV Epiphanes
0215 BC
Macedonian Hellenistic King

StraboStrabo
0064 BC
Geographer, Philosopher, Historian
Konstantinos MavropanosKonstantinos Mavropanos
11 December 1997
Football Player

EmpedoclesEmpedocles
0490 BC
Philosopher

ChrysippusChrysippus
0279 BC
Philosopher

CroesusCroesus
0595 BC
King
PolybiusPolybius
0208 BC
Historian

Zeno of CitiumZeno of Citium
0334 BC
Philosopher
OlympiasOlympias
0375 BC
Mother of Alexander the Great

Hipparchus Hipparchus
0190 BC
Astronomer & Mathematician

vNikos Kazantzakis
18 February 1883
Philosopher and Writer
AspasiaAspasia
0470 BC
Pericles’ Lover

ProtagorasProtagoras
0490 BC
Greek Philosopher
AnaxagorasAnaxagoras
0510 BC
Philosopher

PindarPindar
0517 BC
Poet

ThalesThales
0624 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

Anna ComnenaAnna Comnena
01 December 1083
Greek Princess & Scholar

Yiannis BoutarisYiannis Boutaris
13 June 1942
Greek Politician
Constantine AndreouConstantine Andreou
24 March 1917
Painter, Sculptor
Costa GavrasCosta Gavras
12 February 1933
Film Director

Konstantinos TsiklitirasKonstantinos Tsiklitiras
30 October 1888
Olympic athlete

Diogenes Of SinopeDiogenes Of Sinope
0412 BC
Philosopher

Eponimos AlkoolikosEponimos Alkoolikos
14 July 1994
YouTuber
Polyxeni FerfeliPolyxeni Ferfeli
28 March 1994
Instagram Star

Zach GalifianakisZach Galifianakis
01 October 1969
Actor

DiogenesDiogenes
0412 BC
philosopher

Maria MenounosMaria Menounos
08 June 1978
Actress

Constantine II of GreeceConstantine II of Greece
02 June 1940
Yachtmaster
Yorgos LanthimosYorgos Lanthimos
1973 AD
film director, theatre director, screenwriter,

George PapadopoulosGeorge Papadopoulos
05 May 1919
Former President of Greece
VangelisVangelis
29 March 1943
Composer, Record producer, Film score composer

Sokratis PapastathopoulosSokratis Papastathopoulos
09 June 1988
Association football player
Luke the EvangelistLuke the Evangelist
Author
Stavros NiarchosStavros Niarchos
03 July 1909
Shipowner, Entrepreneur, Art collector