Talk about intellectuals and academicians and the list cannot be complete without the mention of Socrates, Plato or Aristotle! Some of the world’s most famous and influential intellectuals and academicians of all time belong to the land of Greece. An ancient country with a history dating back to the prehistoric era, Greece has been home to renowned intellectuals and academicians who have greatly contributed to the world civilization through their deep-seated knowledge and understanding. Aristarchus of Samos presented the world’s first ever known model of the solar system that placed the Sun at the centre of the known universe with the Earth revolving around it. Alexamenus of Teos was the first to write philosophical dialogues. These intellectuals and academicians contributed to the ancient, byzantine and Modern Greek literature. Furthermore, Greek intellectuals and academicians are credit with introducing important literary forms such as epic and lyric poetry, history, tragedy, and comedy into world literature. In their pursuit of the same, the Greeks strongly influenced Western art that idolized beauty and elegance. Check this section for the life and works of famous Greek intellectuals and academics.
AristotleAristotle

0384 BC

SocratesSocrates

0470 BC

PlatoPlato

0428 BC

PythagorasPythagoras

0570 BC

HerodotusHerodotus

0483 BC

HeraclitusHeraclitus

0535 BC

PlutarchPlutarch

0045 AD

EpicurusEpicurus

31 January 0341

DemocritusDemocritus

0460 BC

GalenGalen

0130 AD

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XenophonXenophon

0430 BC

StraboStrabo

0064 BC

Hipparchus Hipparchus

0190 BC

vNikos Kazantzakis

18 February 1883

ProtagorasProtagoras

0490 BC

ThalesThales

0624 BC

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AnaxagorasAnaxagoras

0510 BC

PytheasPytheas

0350 BC

Anna ComnenaAnna Comnena

01 December 1083

DiogenesDiogenes

0412 BC

ThucydidesThucydides

0460 BC

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Yanis VaroufakisYanis Varoufakis

24 March 1961

EpictetusEpictetus

0050 AD

PolybiusPolybius

0200 BC

ChrysippusChrysippus

0279 BC

AspasiaAspasia

0470 BC

Zeno of CitiumZeno of Citium

0334 BC

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TheophrastusTheophrastus

0371 BC

MegasthenesMegasthenes

0350 BC

AntisthenesAntisthenes

0445 BC

Andreas PapandreouAndreas Papandreou

05 February 1919

ArrianArrian

0092 AD

LeucippusLeucippus

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PyrrhoPyrrho

0360 BC

Cornelius CastoriadisCornelius Castoriadis

11 March 1922

Gregory PalamasGregory Palamas

1296 AD

Georgios PapandreouGeorgios Papandreou

13 February 1888

Quintus Curtius RufusQuintus Curtius Rufus
ProdicusProdicus

0465 BC

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Lucas PapademosLucas Papademos

11 October 1947

Pherecydes of SyrosPherecydes of Syros

0580 BC

CleanthesCleanthes

0330 BC

XenocratesXenocrates

0396 BC

ApollodorusApollodorus

0180 BC

Athenagoras of AthensAthenagoras of Athens

0133 AD

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HippiasHippias

0460 BC

Melissus of SamosMelissus of Samos

0470 BC

PanaetiusPanaetius

0185 BC

ArcesilausArcesilaus

0315 BC

HecataeusHecataeus

0550 BC