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
Queen of the Ptolemaic Kingdom
Saint NicholasSaint Nicholas
15 March 0270
Christian Saint

SpartacusSpartacus
0109 BC
Thracian Gladiator

Saint GeorgeSaint George
0280 AD
Christian martyr

PericlesPericles
0494 BC
First Citizen of Democratic Athens

Pyrrhus of EpirusPyrrhus of Epirus
0319 BC
General
AlcibiadesAlcibiades
0450 BC
Athenian Statesman

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

Seleucus I NicatorSeleucus I Nicator
0359 BC
General
ThemistoclesThemistocles
0524 BC
Military Leader

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

Antonis SamarasAntonis Samaras
23 May 1951
Former Prime Minister of Greece

Yiannis BoutarisYiannis Boutaris
13 June 1942
Greek Politician

Luke the EvangelistLuke the Evangelist
Evangelist

HephaestionHephaestion
0356 AD
General
Kyriakos MitsotakisKyriakos Mitsotakis
04 March 1968
Politician, Banker

DracoDraco
0650 BC
Legislator

AhabAhab
0900 BC
 

Ioannis MetaxasIoannis Metaxas
12 April 1871
Politician, Officer, Military personnel
Nikolaos MichaloliakosNikolaos Michaloliakos
11 December 1957
politician, writer

Alexis TsiprasAlexis Tsipras
28 July 1974
Politician, Civil engineer
IreneIrene
0752 AD
Empress

Georgios PapadopoulosGeorgios Papadopoulos
05 May 1919
Politician

Maria Amalia MercouriMaria Amalia Mercouri
18 October 1920
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CleisthenesCleisthenes
0570 BC
Political figure

Eleftherios VenizelosEleftherios Venizelos
23 August 1864
Politician
Eleuthérios VenizélosEleuthérios Venizélos
23 August 1864
Prime minister of Greece

LycurgusLycurgus
Lawgiver, legislator

LysanderLysander
Admiral
Marcion of SinopeMarcion of Sinope
0085 AD
Theologian

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CleonCleon
Athenian general
Ibrahim Pasha of EgyptIbrahim Pasha of Egypt
04 March 1789
Military General

George PapandreouGeorge Papandreou
16 June 1952
Politician

George PapandreouGeorge Papandreou
16 June 1952
Politician

Andreas PapandreouAndreas Papandreou
05 February 1919
Politician, Economist, University teacher
Pope AnacletusPope Anacletus
Pope
MarcianMarcian
0396 AD
 

ArrianArrian
0086 AD
Greek historian

LysimachusLysimachus
0360 BC
officer

Demetrius I of MacedonDemetrius I of Macedon
0337 BC
Military leader
AristidesAristides
0530 BC
Athenian statesman

Aristides The JustAristides The Just
0530 AD
Statesman

BrasidasBrasidas
Officer

PerianderPeriander
Tyrant

Ioannis KapodistriasIoannis Kapodistrias
11 February 1776
Statesman
EpaminondasEpaminondas
0418 BC
General

Ptolemy III EuergetesPtolemy III Euergetes
King
ParmenionParmenion
0400 BC
General

Georgios PapandreouGeorgios Papandreou
13 February 1888
Politician, Economist, Diplomat, Lawyer

Miltiades the YoungerMiltiades the Younger
0550 BC
Statesman
Theodoros KolokotronisTheodoros Kolokotronis
03 April 1770
politician, military personnel

Constantine KaramanlisConstantine Karamanlis
08 March 1907
Greek Political figure
Konstantinos KaramanlisKonstantinos Karamanlis
08 March 1907
Politician

John VI CantacuzenusJohn VI Cantacuzenus
1292 AD
Byzantine emperor

John VI KantakouzenosJohn VI Kantakouzenos
1292 AD
General

Prokopis PavlopoulosProkopis Pavlopoulos
10 July 1950
Politician, Lawyer, University teacher

Konstantinos MitsotakisKonstantinos Mitsotakis
18 October 1918
Prime Minister
Andronikos II PalaiologosAndronikos II Palaiologos
25 March 1259
Emperor

Dimitrios IoannidisDimitrios Ioannidis
13 March 1923
Military officer

Ian HamiltonIan Hamilton
16 January 1853
Army General

Spiros LatsisSpiros Latsis
15 August 1946
businessperson, banker
CimonCimon
0510 BC
Statesman

CritiasCritias
0460 BC
Political figure and author
Pope TelesphorusPope Telesphorus
Pope

MardoniusMardonius
Military commander

Artemisia IIArtemisia II
Naval strategist
Agesilaus IIAgesilaus II
0444 BC
Military commander

Pope HyginusPope Hyginus
18 March 0074
Bishop of Rome
Saint HyginusSaint Hyginus
18 March 0074
Pope

Herodes AtticusHerodes Atticus
0101 AD
Politician

Pope EleuterusPope Eleuterus
 
Pope EleutheriusPope Eleutherius
Bishop

Markos BotsarisMarkos Botsaris
1790 AD
Military General
ArchytasArchytas
0428 BC
Philosopher

EphialtesEphialtes
Politician

AeschinesAeschines
0389 BC
Politician, Diplomat, Orator

Alexander PapagosAlexandros Papagos
09 December 1883
Military personnel
PolycratesPolycrates
0574 BC
Tyrant
Constantine KanarisConstantine Kanaris
1793 AD
Statesman

NearchusNearchus
0360 AD
Voyager

Pope Sixtus IIPope Sixtus II
0215 AD
Pope

Antipope Alexander VAntipope Alexander V
1339 AD
Pope
Damaskinos of AthensDamaskinos of Athens
03 March 1891
Archbishop of Athens

Ieronymos II of AthensIeronymos II of Athens
10 March 1938
Archbishop

Kostas KaramanlisKostas Karamanlis
14 September 1956
Politician

Karolos PapouliasKarolos Papoulias
04 June 1929
Politician, Jurist-consultant, Partisan, Diplomat,

Geórgios KaraïskákisGeórgios Karaïskákis
1780 AD
Military commander
CynaneCynane
0357 AD
Military personnel

Konstantinos StephanopoulosKonstantinos Stephanopoulos
15 August 1926
President
PelopidasPelopidas
0420 AD
Statesman

AristagorasAristagoras
Political leader
LeotychidasLeotychidas
0545 AD
Military commander
Alexandros MavrokordatosAlexandros Mavrokordatos
11 February 1791
Statesman