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.
Cleopatra Cleopatra
0069 BC
Queen of the Ptolemaic Kingdom
Prince PhilipPrince Philip
10 June 1921
Husband of Queen Elizabeth II

Giannis AntetokounmpoGiannis Antetokounmpo
06 December 1994
Basketball Player

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

AristotleAristotle
0384 BC
Philosopher

PlatoPlato
0428 BC
Philosopher
SocratesSocrates
0470 BC
Philosopher

Tommy LeeTommy Lee
03 October 1962
Musician

Stefanos TsitsipasStefanos Tsitsipas
12 August 1998
Tennis Player
Milo YiannopoulosMilo Yiannopoulos
18 October 1984
Commentator

Aristotle OnassisAristotle Onassis
15 January 1906
Business magnate
PythagorasPythagoras
0570 BC
Philosopher and Mathematician

SpartacusSpartacus
0109 BC
Thracian Gladiator

HomerHomer
0800 BC
Greek author

ArchimedesArchimedes
0287 BC
Mathematician, Engineer, Inventor, Physicist,

John CassavetesJohn Cassavetes
09 December 1929
Actor
Maria CallasMaria Callas
02 December 1923
One of the most famous opera singers of the 20th

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

HerodotusHerodotus
0483 BC
The Father of History

Leonidas ILeonidas I
0540 BC
King of Ancient Sparta
SapphoSappho
0630 BC
Poet

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

AeschylusAeschylus
0525 BC
Greek Tragedian

Saint GeorgeSaint George
0280 AD
Christian martyr
Elia KazanElia Kazan
07 September 1909
Director, Actor, Producer

Thanasis AntetokounmpoThanasis Antetokounmpo
18 July 1992
Basketball Player
Saint NicholasSaint Nicholas
15 March 0270
Christian Saint

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

HeraclitusHeraclitus
0535 BC
Philosopher
Constantine IConstantine I
02 August 1868
King of Greece

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PericlesPericles
0494 BC
First Citizen of Democratic Athens
YanniYanni
14 November 1954
Pianist, Keyboardist, Music Composer

PlutarchPlutarch
0045 AD
Philosopher, Historian, Biographer, Essayist, &

EratosthenesEratosthenes
 
Mathematician

EpicurusEpicurus
31 January 0341
Greek Philosopher
ThucydidesThucydides
0460 BC
Historian
Sophocles Sophocles
0496 BC
Ancient Greek Poet

EpictetusEpictetus
0055 AD
Philosopher

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

AntinousAntinous
29 November 0111
Roman Emperor Hadrian’s Lover
DemocritusDemocritus
0460 BC
Philosopher

GalenGalen
0130 AD
Physician

Pyrrhus of EpirusPyrrhus of Epirus
0319 BC
General

Paul of GreecePaul of Greece
14 December 1901
King of Greece

AlcibiadesAlcibiades
0450 BC
Athenian Statesman
XenophonXenophon
0430 BC
 

AristophanesAristophanes
0444 BC
Playwright
Maximinus ThraxMaximinus Thrax
0173 AD
Emperor

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

El GrecoEl Greco
01 October 1541
Painter
Seleucus I NicatorSeleucus I Nicator
0359 BC
General

HesiodHesiod
 
Poet
ThemistoclesThemistocles
0524 BC
Military Leader

OlympiasOlympias
0375 BC
Mother of Alexander the Great

Otto of GreeceOtto of Greece
01 June 1815
King

Antiochus IV EpiphanesAntiochus IV Epiphanes
0215 BC
Macedonian Hellenistic King

ParmenidesParmenides
0515 BC
Philosopher
George PapadopoulosGeorge Papadopoulos
19 August 1987
Former Foreign Policy Advisor to Donald Trump's

Zeno of CitiumZeno of Citium
0334 BC
Philosopher

DemosthenesDemosthenes
0384 BC
Statesman & Orator

SolonSolon
0638 BC
Laid the foundations for Democracy in Athens.
PolybiusPolybius
0208 BC
Historian

CroesusCroesus
0595 BC
King
Hero of AlexandriaHero of Alexandria
0010 AD
Inventor, Mathematician

ChrysippusChrysippus
0279 BC
Philosopher

AnaximanderAnaximander
0610 BC
Philosopher
Konstantinos MavropanosKonstantinos Mavropanos
11 December 1997
Football Player

EmpedoclesEmpedocles
0490 BC
Philosopher
vNikos Kazantzakis
18 February 1883
Philosopher and Writer

StraboStrabo
0064 BC
Geographer, Philosopher, Historian

AspasiaAspasia
0470 BC
Pericles’ Lover
PindarPindar
0517 BC
Poet

Hipparchus Hipparchus
0190 BC
Astronomer & Mathematician
ProtagorasProtagoras
0490 BC
Greek Philosopher

AnaxagorasAnaxagoras
0510 BC
Philosopher

PytheasPytheas
0350 BC
Geographer, Explorer

Diogenes Of SinopeDiogenes Of Sinope
0412 BC
Philosopher
Costa GavrasCosta Gavras
12 February 1933
Film Director
ThalesThales
0624 BC
Philosopher

Anna ComnenaAnna Comnena
01 December 1083
Greek Princess & Scholar

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

Konstantinos TsiklitirasKonstantinos Tsiklitiras
30 October 1888
Olympic athlete

Polyxeni FerfeliPolyxeni Ferfeli
28 March 1994
Instagram Star

Constantine AndreouConstantine Andreou
24 March 1917
Painter, Sculptor
Eponimos AlkoolikosEponimos Alkoolikos
14 July 1994
YouTuber

AphroditeAphrodite
Greek Goddess
MedusaMedusa
Queen

ApolloApollo
God of archery
PersephonePersephone
Queen
AthenaAthena
Goddess