Find out more about the greatest Greeks, including Alexander the Great, Cleopatra, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Aristotle and Plato.

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.
Alexander the GreatAlexander the Great
(Emperor of Greece)

20 July 0356

Cleopatra Cleopatra
(Pharaoh)

0069 BC

AristotleAristotle
(Philosopher, Teacher of Alexander the Great)

0384 BC

SocratesSocrates
(Philosopher)

0470 BC

PlatoPlato
(Philosopher)

0428 BC

Giannis AntetokounmpoGiannis Antetokounmpo
(Basketball Player)

06 December 1994

PythagorasPythagoras
(Philosopher and Mathematician)

0570 BC

Tommy LeeTommy Lee
(Musician)

03 October 1962

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

0330 BC

Stefanos TsitsipasStefanos Tsitsipas
(Tennis Player)

12 August 1998

ArchimedesArchimedes
(Mathematician, Engineer, Inventor, Physicist, Astronomer)

0287 BC

Aristotle OnassisAristotle Onassis
(Business magnate)

15 January 1906

HomerHomer
(Greek author)

0800 BC

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

Leonidas ILeonidas I
(King of Ancient Sparta)

0540 BC

YanniYanni
(Pianist, Keyboardist, Music Composer)

14 November 1954

Saint GeorgeSaint George
(Christian martyr)

0280 AD

HerodotusHerodotus
(The Father of History)

0483 BC

Thanasis AntetokounmpoThanasis Antetokounmpo
(Basketball Player)

18 July 1992

HippocratesHippocrates
(Physician)

0460 BC

John CassavetesJohn Cassavetes
(Actor)

09 December 1929

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

02 December 1923

HeraclitusHeraclitus
(Philosopher)

0535 BC

EratosthenesEratosthenes
(Mathematician)

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

0382 BC

EpicurusEpicurus
(Greek Philosopher)

31 January 0341

Elia KazanElia Kazan
(Director, Actor, Producer)

07 September 1909

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

0045 AD

PericlesPericles
(First Citizen of Democratic Athens)

0494 BC

DemocritusDemocritus
(Philosopher)

0460 BC

Hipparchus Hipparchus
(Astronomer & Mathematician)

0190 BC

AeschylusAeschylus
(Greek Tragedian)

0525 BC

Sophocles Sophocles
(Ancient Greek Poet)

0496 BC

GalenGalen
(Physician)

0130 AD

Konstantinos MavropanosKonstantinos Mavropanos
(Football Player)

11 December 1997

XenophonXenophon

0430 BC

AnaxagorasAnaxagoras
(Philosopher)

0510 BC

AristophanesAristophanes
(Playwright)

0444 BC

SolonSolon
(Laid the foundations for Democracy in Athens.)

0638 BC

DemosthenesDemosthenes
(Statesman & Orator)

0384 BC

ThalesThales
(Philosopher)

0624 BC

StraboStrabo
(Geographer, Philosopher, Historian)

0064 BC

ProtagorasProtagoras
(Greek Philosopher)

0490 BC

vNikos Kazantzakis
(Philosopher and Writer)

18 February 1883

PytheasPytheas
(Geographer, Explorer)

0350 BC

Prince PhilipPrince Philip
(Prince consort)

10 June 1921

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

Anna ComnenaAnna Comnena
(Greek Princess & Scholar)

01 December 1083

Yiannis BoutarisYiannis Boutaris
(Greek Politician)

13 June 1942

Costa GavrasCosta Gavras
(Film Director)

12 February 1933

Constantine AndreouConstantine Andreou
(Painter, Sculptor)

24 March 1917

Konstantinos TsiklitirasKonstantinos Tsiklitiras
(Olympic athlete)

30 October 1888

Diogenes Of SinopeDiogenes Of Sinope
(Philosopher)

0412 BC

Eponimos AlkoolikosEponimos Alkoolikos
(YouTuber)

14 July 1994

Polyxeni FerfeliPolyxeni Ferfeli
(Instagram Star)

28 March 1994

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

10 June 1921

SpartacusSpartacus
(Thracian gladiator)

0111 BC

Sokratis PapastathopoulosSokratis Papastathopoulos
(Association football player)

09 June 1988

DiogenesDiogenes
(philosopher)

0412 BC

SapphoSappho
(Poet)

0630 BC

Luke the EvangelistLuke the Evangelist
(Author)

Constantine II of GreeceConstantine II of Greece
(Yachtmaster)

02 June 1940

Saint NicholasSaint Nicholas
(Christian saint)

15 March 0270

George PapadopoulosGeorge Papadopoulos
(Former President of Greece)

05 May 1919

VangelisVangelis
(Composer, Record producer, Film score composer)

29 March 1943

Giorgos KatidisGiorgos Katidis
(Association football player)

12 February 1993

Christina OnassisChristina Onassis
(Businessperson, Socialite)

11 December 1950

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

1973 AD

AesopAesop
ThucydidesThucydides
(Historian, Writer)

0460 BC

Constantine I of GreeceConstantine I of Greece

02 August 1868

El GrecoEl Greco
(Painter)

1541 AD

Alexis TsiprasAlexis Tsipras
(Politician, Civil engineer)

28 July 1974