Ancient Greece had been the mecca of all things grand. From colossal architectures to rich culture, scientific discoveries to mathematical findings, greatest poets to legendary writers, founders of philosophy to father of history, Greece has seen it all. It was by far the greatest civilization in history which valued history, education, people and place. And adding greatness to them all were Greek leaders. Brave and valiant, they were the real heroes of Greece who spearheaded the country to what it is today. Remember Greek leader Alexander the Great? He is till date regarded as the greatest military commander in history. Alexander was responsible for the expansion of Greek empire to its greatest size. Such was his heroism that he never lost a battle fought! Other prominent Greek leaders of the ancient times include Cleisthenes, who is best known as the Father of Athenian Democracy, Demosthenes was considered the greatest Greek orator, Pericles led Greece during its Golden Age and was the force behind numerous structures that still adorn the landscape of Athens, Solon who laid the foundations for democracy in modern Greece and so on. Discover some more interesting information and facts about famous Greek leaders, their life and works with this segment.
Cleopatra Cleopatra
0069 BC
Pharaoh
Saint GeorgeSaint George
0280 AD
Christian martyr

PericlesPericles
0494 BC
First Citizen of Democratic Athens

Saint NicholasSaint Nicholas
15 March 0270
Christian Saint

DemosthenesDemosthenes
0384 BC
Statesman & Orator

SolonSolon
0638 BC
Laid the foundations for Democracy in Athens.
Antonis SamarasAntonis Samaras
23 May 1951
Former Prime Minister of Greece

Yiannis BoutarisYiannis Boutaris
13 June 1942
Greek Politician

SpartacusSpartacus
0111 BC
Thracian gladiator

George PapadopoulosGeorge Papadopoulos
05 May 1919
Former President of Greece
Alexis TsiprasAlexis Tsipras
28 July 1974
Politician, Civil engineer

Pyrrhus of EpirusPyrrhus of Epirus
0319 BC
General
Muhammad Ali of EgyptMuhammad Ali of Egypt
04 March 1769
Military commander

Constantine I of GreeceConstantine I of Greece
02 August 1868
 

Seleucus I NicatorSeleucus I Nicator
0359 BC
General
Maximinus ThraxMaximinus Thrax
0173 AD
Emperor

ThemistoclesThemistocles
0525 BC
Politician
Paul of GreecePaul of Greece
14 December 1901
Sovereign

AhabAhab
0900 BC
 

George II of GreeceGeorge II of Greece
20 July 1890
King of Greece
CroesusCroesus
0595 BC
Political figure

Otto of GreeceOtto of Greece
01 June 1815
King
Kyriakos MitsotakisKyriakos Mitsotakis
04 March 1968
Politician, Banker

Melina MercouriMelina Mercouri
31 October 1920
Actress

Alexander of GreeceAlexander of Greece
01 August 1893
Politician

Eleftherios VenizelosEleftherios Venizelos
23 August 1864
Politician
Prokopis PavlopoulosProkopis Pavlopoulos
10 July 1950
Politician, Lawyer, University teacher
Ioannis MetaxasIoannis Metaxas
12 April 1871
Politician, Officer, Military personnel

Andreas PapandreouAndreas Papandreou
05 February 1919
Politician, Economist, University teacher

LysanderLysander
Admiral

Georgios PapadopoulosGeorgios Papadopoulos
05 May 1919
Politician, Officer, Military personnel
CleonCleon
Athenian general

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LysimachusLysimachus
0360 BC
officer

CleisthenesCleisthenes
0570 BC
Political figure

George PapandreouGeorge Papandreou
13 February 1888
Greek Politician

Konstantinos KaramanlisKonstantinos Karamanlis
08 March 1907
Politician
EpaminondasEpaminondas
0418 BC
General

Nikolaos MichaloliakosNikolaos Michaloliakos
11 December 1957
politician, writer
Ioannis KapodistriasIoannis Kapodistrias
11 February 1776
Statesman

MarcianMarcian
0396 AD
 

DracoDraco
0650 BC
Legislator
Theodoros KolokotronisTheodoros Kolokotronis
03 April 1770
politician, military personnel

Ptolemy III EuergetesPtolemy III Euergetes
King
Georgios PapandreouGeorgios Papandreou
13 February 1888
Politician, Economist, Diplomat, Lawyer

Pope TelesphorusPope Telesphorus
Pope

Pope HyginusPope Hyginus
18 March 0074
Bishop of Rome

Agesilaus IIAgesilaus II
0444 BC
Military commander

Pope Sixtus IIPope Sixtus II
pope
AristidesAristides
0530 BC
Athenian statesman

Spiros LatsisSpiros Latsis
15 August 1946
businessperson, banker

Kostas KaramanlisKostas Karamanlis
14 September 1956
Politician

CritiasCritias
0460 BC
Political figure and author
IreneIrene
0752 AD
Empress

John VI KantakouzenosJohn VI Kantakouzenos
1292 AD
General
PolycratesPolycrates
0574 BC
Tyrant

Lucas PapademosLucas Papademos
11 October 1947
Economist, Politician, University teacher, Banker

Karolos PapouliasKarolos Papoulias
04 June 1929
Politician, Jurist-consultant, Partisan, Diplomat,
Costas SimitisCostas Simitis
23 June 1936
Politician

Dimitris AvramopoulosDimitris Avramopoulos
06 June 1953
Politician, Diplomat
AeschinesAeschines
0389 BC
Politician, Diplomat, Orator

Konstantinos StephanopoulosKonstantinos Stephanopoulos
15 August 1926
President

Pope EleuterusPope Eleuterus
 
Miltiades the YoungerMiltiades the Younger
0550 BC
Statesman

Alexander PapagosAlexander Papagos
09 December 1883
Politician, Military personnel
Constantine KaramanlisConstantine Karamanlis
08 March 1907
Greek Political figure

LycurgusLycurgus
Lawgiver, legislator

Vassilis LeventisVassilis Leventis
02 November 1951
politician

MardoniusMardonius
Military commander
KimonKimon
0510 BC
Statesman
Maria Amalia MercouriMaria Amalia Mercouri
18 October 1920
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Constantine Alexander KaramanlisConstantine Alexander Karamanlis
14 September 1956