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

Giannis AntetokounmpoGiannis Antetokounmpo
06 December 1994
Basketball Player

Tommy LeeTommy Lee
03 October 1962
Musician

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

SocratesSocrates
0470 BC
Philosopher
Stefanos TsitsipasStefanos Tsitsipas
12 August 1998
Tennis Player

PlatoPlato
0428 BC
Philosopher

AristotleAristotle
0384 BC
Philosopher
Saint GeorgeSaint George
0280 AD
Christian martyr

SpartacusSpartacus
0109 BC
Thracian Gladiator
Aristotle OnassisAristotle Onassis
15 January 1906
Business magnate

PythagorasPythagoras
0570 BC
Philosopher and Mathematician

Constantine IConstantine I
02 August 1868
King of Greece

HomerHomer
0800 BC
Greek author

Milo YiannopoulosMilo Yiannopoulos
18 October 1984
Commentator
Diogenes Of SinopeDiogenes Of Sinope
0412 BC
Philosopher

ArchimedesArchimedes
0287 BC
Mathematician, Engineer, Inventor, Physicist,

John CassavetesJohn Cassavetes
09 December 1929
Actor, Director

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

Paul of GreecePaul of Greece
14 December 1901
King of Greece
SapphoSappho
0630 BC
Poet

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

EuclidEuclid
0330 BC
Mathematician - Euclidean Geometry, Euclid's
George II of GreeceGeorge II of Greece
20 July 1890
King of Greece

HippocratesHippocrates
0460 BC
Physician
Philip II of MacedonPhilip II of Macedon
0382 BC
King of Ancient Greek Kingdom of Macedon

Thanasis AntetokounmpoThanasis Antetokounmpo
18 July 1992
Basketball Player

AeschylusAeschylus
0525 BC
Greek Tragedian
Elia KazanElia Kazan
07 September 1909
Director, Actor, Producer

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HeraclitusHeraclitus
0535 BC
Philosopher
YanniYanni
14 November 1954
Pianist, Keyboardist, Music Composer

PericlesPericles
0494 BC
First Citizen of Democratic Athens

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

Muhammad Ali of EgyptMuhammad Ali of Egypt
04 March 1769
Ottoman Governor of Egypt
Otto of GreeceOtto of Greece
01 June 1815
King
Saint NicholasSaint Nicholas
15 March 0270
Christian Saint

EpicurusEpicurus
31 January 0341
Greek Philosopher

AntinousAntinous
29 November 0111
Roman Emperor Hadrian’s Lover

EpictetusEpictetus
0055 AD
Philosopher
Sophocles Sophocles
0496 BC
Ancient Greek Poet

EratosthenesEratosthenes
0276 BC
Mathematician

ThalesThales
0624 BC
Philosopher

Pyrrhus of EpirusPyrrhus of Epirus
0319 BC
General

ThucydidesThucydides
0460 BC
Historian
AlcibiadesAlcibiades
0450 BC
Athenian Statesman

XenophonXenophon
0430 BC
 
Maximinus ThraxMaximinus Thrax
0173 AD
Emperor

Seleucus I NicatorSeleucus I Nicator
0359 BC
General

ThemistoclesThemistocles
0524 BC
Military Leader
GalenGalen
0130 AD
Physician

DemocritusDemocritus
0460 BC
Philosopher
OlympiasOlympias
0375 BC
Mother of Alexander the Great

El GrecoEl Greco
01 October 1541
Painter

AristophanesAristophanes
0444 BC
Playwright

Antiochus IV EpiphanesAntiochus IV Epiphanes
0215 BC
Macedonian Hellenistic King

HesiodHesiod
 
Poet
ParmenidesParmenides
0515 BC
Philosopher

ChrysippusChrysippus
0279 BC
Philosopher

Zeno of CitiumZeno of Citium
0334 BC
Philosopher

PolybiusPolybius
0208 BC
Historian
CroesusCroesus
0595 BC
King

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

AnaximanderAnaximander
0610 BC
Philosopher

EmpedoclesEmpedocles
0490 BC
Philosopher
Hero of AlexandriaHero of Alexandria
0010 AD
Inventor, Mathematician

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

vNikos Kazantzakis
18 February 1883
Philosopher and Writer

AspasiaAspasia
0470 BC
Pericles’ Lover
Hipparchus Hipparchus
0190 BC
Astronomer & Mathematician

PindarPindar
0517 BC
Poet
George PapadopoulosGeorge Papadopoulos
19 August 1987
Former Foreign Policy Advisor to Donald Trump's

ProtagorasProtagoras
0490 BC
Greek Philosopher

AnaxagorasAnaxagoras
0510 BC
Philosopher

Costa GavrasCosta Gavras
12 February 1933
Film Director
PytheasPytheas
0350 BC
Geographer, Explorer
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

Polyxeni FerfeliPolyxeni Ferfeli
28 March 1994
Instagram Star

Konstantinos TsiklitirasKonstantinos Tsiklitiras
30 October 1888
Olympic athlete

Constantine AndreouConstantine Andreou
24 March 1917
Painter, Sculptor

Eponimos AlkoolikosEponimos Alkoolikos
14 July 1994
YouTuber
Princess Cecilie of Greece and DenmarkPrincess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark
22 June 1911
Princess

AphroditeAphrodite
Greek Goddess
ApolloApollo
God of archery

Princess Sophie of Greece and DenmarkPrincess Sophie of Greece and Denmark
26 June 1914
Princess
PersephonePersephone
Queen
MedusaMedusa
Queen