List of famous Greeks with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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.
AristotleAristotle
(Philosopher, Teacher of Alexander the Great)

0384 BC

0322 BC

Stagira, Greece

Alexander the GreatAlexander the Great
(Emperor of Greece)

20 July 0356

10 June 0324

Pella

Cancer

PlatoPlato
(Philosopher)

0428 BC

0348 BC

Athens

PythagorasPythagoras
(Philosopher and Mathematician)

0570 BC

0495 BC

Samos

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

0330 BC

0260 BC

Alexandria

Cleopatra Cleopatra
(Pharaoh)

0069 BC

12 August 0030

Alexandria

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

0287 BC

0212 BC

Syracuse

Leonidas ILeonidas I
(King of Ancient Sparta)

0540 BC

11 August 0480

Sparta, Greece

HomerHomer
(Greek author)

0800 BC

0701 BC

Greece

HippocratesHippocrates
(Physician)

0460 BC

0370 BC

Kos, Ancient Greece

Sophocles Sophocles
(Ancient Greek Poet)

0496 BC

Hippeios Colonus, Athens, Greece

YanniYanni
(Pianist, Keyboardist, Music Composer)

14 November 1954

Kalamata

Scorpio

EratosthenesEratosthenes
(Mathematician)

Cyrene

HerodotusHerodotus
(The Father of History)

0483 BC

0425 BC

Halicarnassus

DemocritusDemocritus
(Philosopher)

0460 BC

0370 BC

Abdera, Greece

Tommy LeeTommy Lee
(Musician)

03 October 1962

Athens

Libra

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

0382 BC

0336 BC

Pella, Greece

EpicurusEpicurus
(Greek Philosopher)

31 January 0341

0270 BC

Samos, Greece

Aquarius

PericlesPericles
(First Citizen of Democratic Athens)

0494 BC

0429 BC

Athens

ThalesThales
(Philosopher)

0624 BC

0546 BC

SolonSolon
(Laid the foundations for Democracy in Athens.)

0638 BC

0558 BC

Classical Athens

Aristotle OnassisAristotle Onassis
(Business magnate)

15 January 1906

15 March 1975

Smyrna, Ottoman Empire

Capricorn

Diogenes Of SinopeDiogenes Of Sinope
(Philosopher)

0412 BC

0323 BC

Sinop, Turkey

IsaiahIsaiah
(Judean Prophet)

Kingdom of Judah

HeraclitusHeraclitus
(Philosopher)

0535 BC

0475 BC

Ephesus

GalenGalen
(Physician)

0130 AD

0200 AD

Pergamon

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

02 December 1923

16 September 1977

Manhattan

Sagittarius

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

0045 AD

0120 AD

Chaeronea

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

03 December 1944

Old Royal Palace, Athens, Greece

Aquarius

AristophanesAristophanes
(Playwright)

0444 BC

0385 BC

Classical Athens

AeschylusAeschylus
(Greek Tragedian)

0525 BC

0456 BC

Eleusis

Elia KazanElia Kazan
(Director, Actor, Producer)

07 September 1909

28 September 2003

Constantinople, Greece (modern day Istanbul, Turkey)

Virgo

XenophonXenophon

0430 BC

0354 BC

Athens

Prince PhilipPrince Philip
(Prince consort)

10 June 1921

Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece

Gemini

Thanasis AntetokounmpoThanasis Antetokounmpo
(Basketball Player)

18 July 1992

Athens, Greece

Cancer

ProtagorasProtagoras
(Greek Philosopher)

0490 BC

0420 BC

Abdera, Thrace, Ancient Greece

DemosthenesDemosthenes
(Statesman & Orator)

0384 BC

0322 BC

Athens

StraboStrabo
(Geographer, Philosopher, Historian)

0064 BC

0024 AD

Amaseia, Pontus , (modern-day Amasya; Turkey)

Hipparchus Hipparchus
(Astronomer & Mathematician)

0190 BC

0120 BC

Nicaea, Kingdom of Bithynia

AnaxagorasAnaxagoras
(Philosopher)

0510 BC

0428 BC

Clazomenae

PytheasPytheas
(Geographer, Explorer)

0350 BC

0285 BC

Marseille, France

vNikos Kazantzakis
(Philosopher and Writer)

18 February 1883

25 October 1957

Heraklion

Aquarius

SocratesSocrates
(Greek Philosopher)

0470 BC

0399 BC

Athens, Greece

Pyrros DimasPyrros Dimas
(Olympic athlete)

13 October 1971

Himarë

Libra

Antonis SamarasAntonis Samaras
(Former Prime Minister of Greece)

23 May 1951

Athens

Gemini

Anna ComnenaAnna Comnena
(Greek Princess & Scholar)

01 December 1083

1153 AD

Porphyra Chamber, Great Palace of Constantinople, Constantinople, Byzantine Empire

Sagittarius

Michael CacoyannisMichael Cacoyannis
(Film Director)

11 June 1921

25 July 2011

Limassol, Cyprus

Gemini

Costa GavrasCosta Gavras
(Film Director)

12 February 1933

Iraia, Greece

Aquarius

Yiannis BoutarisYiannis Boutaris
(Greek Politician)

13 June 1942

Thessaloniki

Gemini

Constantine AndreouConstantine Andreou
(Painter, Sculptor)

24 March 1917

08 October 2007

São Paulo

Aries

Konstantinos TsiklitirasKonstantinos Tsiklitiras
(Olympic athlete)

30 October 1888

10 February 1913

Pylos

Scorpio

Saint NicholasSaint Nicholas
(Christian saint)

15 March 0270

06 December 0343

Patara, Lycia, Turkey

Pisces

ThucydidesThucydides
(Historian, Writer)

0460 BC

0390 BC

Alimos, Greece

Hero of AlexandriaHero of Alexandria
(Mathematician)

0010 AD

0070 AD

Alexandria, Roman Egypt

Prokopis PavlopoulosProkopis Pavlopoulos
(Politician, Lawyer, University teacher)

10 July 1950

Kalamata

Cancer

VangelisVangelis
(Composer, Record producer, Film score composer)

29 March 1943

Agria

Aries

EuripidesEuripides
(Tragedy writer,)

0480 BC

0406 BC

Museo Pio-Clementino, Rome, Salamis Island

Giannis AntetokounmpoGiannis Antetokounmpo
(Basketball player)

06 December 1994

Athens

Sagittarius

HesiodHesiod
(Poet, Writer, Rhapsode, Mythographer)

0750 BC

0650 BC

Ascra

AesopAesop

Amorium

Steve AngelloSteve Angello
(Tech house, Electro house, House music)
Alexis TsiprasAlexis Tsipras
(Politician, Civil engineer)

28 July 1974

Athens

Leo

EpictetusEpictetus
(Philosopher)

0050 AD

0135 AD

Hierapolis, Phrygia (Pamukkale, Turkey)

Constantine II of GreeceConstantine II of Greece
(Yachtmaster)

02 June 1940

Psychiko

Gemini

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

1973 AD

Athens

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

24 March 1961

Athens

Aries

Nana MouskouriNana Mouskouri
(Singer, Politician, Songwriter)

13 October 1934

Chania

Libra

Demis RoussosDemis Roussos
(Singer, Composer)

15 June 1946

25 January 2015

Alexandria

Gemini

Christina OnassisChristina Onassis
(Businessperson, Socialite)

11 December 1950

19 November 1988

New York City

Sagittarius

AntinousAntinous
(Roman emperor)

29 November 0111

30 October 0130

Bolu, Turkey

Sagittarius

Konstantinos MitroglouKonstantinos Mitroglou
(Association football player)

12 March 1988

Kavala

Pisces

Stavros NiarchosStavros Niarchos
(Shipowner, Entrepreneur, Art collector)

03 July 1909

15 April 1996

Athens

Cancer

Constantine I of GreeceConstantine I of Greece

02 August 1868

11 January 1923

Athens

Leo

Aristarchus of SamosAristarchus of Samos

Samos

George II of GreeceGeorge II of Greece
(King of Greece)

20 July 1890

01 April 1947

Kingdom of Greece

Cancer

Pavlos, Crown Prince of GreecePavlos, Crown Prince of Greece

20 May 1967

Tatoi Palace

Taurus

Kostas FortounisKostas Fortounis
Sokratis PapastathopoulosSokratis Papastathopoulos
(Association football player)

09 June 1988

Kalamata

Gemini

Kostas PapanikolaouKostas Papanikolaou
(Greek basketball player)

31 August 1990

Trikala, Greece

Virgo

Georgios SamarasGeorgios Samaras
(Association football player)

21 February 1985

Heraklion

Pisces

Yannis PhilippakisYannis Philippakis
(Singer)

23 April 1986

Karpathos

Taurus

Paul of GreecePaul of Greece
(Sovereign)

14 December 1901

06 March 1964

Athens

Sagittarius

Eleftherios VenizelosEleftherios Venizelos
(Politician)

23 August 1864

18 March 1936

Mournies, Chania, Crete, Ottoman Empire

Leo

José HolebasJosé Holebas
(Association football player)

27 June 1984

Aschaffenburg

Cancer

Sofoklis SchortsanitisSofoklis Schortsanitis
(Basketball player)

22 June 1985

Kavala

Cancer

Ioannis MetaxasIoannis Metaxas
(Politician, Officer, Military personnel)

12 April 1871

29 January 1941

Ithaca

Aries

Irene PapasIrene Papas
(actor)

03 September 1926

Chiliomodi

Virgo

Elena PaparizouElena Paparizou
(Laïko, Pop-folk, Pop music)

Melina MercouriMelina Mercouri
(Actress)

31 October 1920

06 March 1994

Athens, Greece

Scorpio

Andreas PapandreouAndreas Papandreou
(Politician, Economist, University teacher)

05 February 1919

23 June 1996

Chios

Aquarius

Themistocles M. RassiasThemistocles M. Rassias
(Mathematician)

02 April 1951

Pellana

Aries

Lafcadio HearnLafcadio Hearn
(Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, University teacher, Poet, Literary critic, Children's writer)

27 June 1850

26 September 1904

Greece

Cancer

Alexander of GreeceAlexander of Greece
(Politician)

01 August 1893

25 October 1920

Tatoi Palace

Leo

Lindsay ArmaouLindsay Armaou
((empty))

Costa-GavrasCosta-Gavras
(Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter, Actor)

12 February 1933

Iraia

Aquarius

Cornelius CastoriadisCornelius Castoriadis
(Philosopher, Economist, Writer, University teacher, Psychologist)

11 March 1922

26 December 1997

Istanbul

Pisces

Kostas ManolasKostas Manolas
(Association football player)

14 June 1991

Naxos Island

Gemini

Kyriakos PapadopoulosKyriakos Papadopoulos
(Association football player)

23 February 1992

Katerini

Pisces

Mike ZambidisMike Zambidis
(boxer, kickboxer, karateka)

15 July 1980

Athens

Cancer

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