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
SpartacusSpartacus
0109 BC
Thracian Gladiator

Saint GeorgeSaint George
0280 AD
Christian martyr

PericlesPericles
0494 BC
First Citizen of Democratic Athens

AlcibiadesAlcibiades
0450 BC
Athenian Statesman

Saint NicholasSaint Nicholas
15 March 0270
Christian Saint
Muhammad Ali of EgyptMuhammad Ali of Egypt
04 March 1769
Ottoman Governor of Egypt

Pyrrhus of EpirusPyrrhus of Epirus
0319 BC
General

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

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

Kyriakos MitsotakisKyriakos Mitsotakis
04 March 1968
Politician, Banker

HephaestionHephaestion
0356 AD
General
AhabAhab
0900 BC
 

Alexander of GreeceAlexander of Greece
01 August 1893
Politician

Alexis TsiprasAlexis Tsipras
28 July 1974
Politician, Civil engineer

CleonCleon
Athenian general
LysanderLysander
Admiral

Ioannis MetaxasIoannis Metaxas
12 April 1871
Politician, Officer, Military personnel
BrasidasBrasidas
Officer

Eleftherios VenizelosEleftherios Venizelos
23 August 1864
Politician

CleisthenesCleisthenes
0570 BC
Political figure
Georgios PapadopoulosGeorgios Papadopoulos
05 May 1919
Politician

ArrianArrian
0086 AD
Greek historian
MarcianMarcian
0396 AD
 

LysimachusLysimachus
0360 BC
officer

George PapandreouGeorge Papandreou
16 June 1952
Politician
George PapandreouGeorge Papandreou
16 June 1952
Politician

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EpaminondasEpaminondas
0418 BC
General
Andreas PapandreouAndreas Papandreou
05 February 1919
Politician, Economist, University teacher

AntiphonAntiphon
0480 AD
Orator

DracoDraco
0650 BC
Legislator

Nikolaos MichaloliakosNikolaos Michaloliakos
11 December 1957
politician, writer
Ioannis KapodistriasIoannis Kapodistrias
11 February 1776
Statesman
Theodoros KolokotronisTheodoros Kolokotronis
03 April 1770
politician, military personnel

Konstantinos KaramanlisKonstantinos Karamanlis
08 March 1907
Politician

Ptolemy III EuergetesPtolemy III Euergetes
King

Konstantinos MitsotakisKonstantinos Mitsotakis
18 October 1918
Prime Minister
Prokopis PavlopoulosProkopis Pavlopoulos
10 July 1950
Politician, Lawyer, University teacher

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

Agesilaus IIAgesilaus II
0444 BC
Military commander

John VI KantakouzenosJohn VI Kantakouzenos
1292 AD
General

Pope TelesphorusPope Telesphorus
Pope
AristidesAristides
0530 BC
Athenian statesman

CritiasCritias
0460 BC
Political figure and author
Pope HyginusPope Hyginus
18 March 0074
Bishop of Rome

Spiros LatsisSpiros Latsis
15 August 1946
businessperson, banker

Herodes AtticusHerodes Atticus
0101 AD
Politician
Pope EleutheriusPope Eleutherius
Bishop

IreneIrene
0752 AD
Empress
PerianderPeriander
Tyrant

Dimitrios IoannidisDimitrios Ioannidis
13 March 1923
Military officer

NearchusNearchus
0360 AD
Voyager

Alexander PapagosAlexandros Papagos
09 December 1883
Military personnel

PhocionPhocion
0402 AD
Greek statesman
Kostas KaramanlisKostas Karamanlis
14 September 1956
Politician

Antipope Alexander VAntipope Alexander V
1339 AD
Pope

Pope Sixtus IIPope Sixtus II
0215 AD
Pope

Markos BotsarisMarkos Botsaris
1790 AD
Military General
PolycratesPolycrates
0574 BC
Tyrant

PelopidasPelopidas
0420 AD
Statesman
PhilopoemenPhilopoemen
0253 AD
General

EphialtesEphialtes
Politician

AeschinesAeschines
0389 BC
Politician, Diplomat, Orator
Constantine KanarisConstantine Kanaris
1793 AD
Statesman

Lucas PapademosLucas Papademos
11 October 1947
Economist, Politician, University teacher, Banker
Karolos PapouliasKarolos Papoulias
04 June 1929
Politician, Jurist-consultant, Partisan, Diplomat,

Konstantinos StephanopoulosKonstantinos Stephanopoulos
15 August 1926
President

Alexandros MavrokordatosAlexandros Mavrokordatos
11 February 1791
Statesman
Isidore of KievIsidore of Kiev
1385 AD
Cardinal

Costas SimitisCostas Simitis
23 June 1936
Politician
Alexander of AbonoteichusAlexander of Abonoteichus
0105 AD
Mystic

Ieronymos II of AthensIeronymos II of Athens
10 March 1938
Archbishop

AristagorasAristagoras
Political leader

IphicratesIphicrates
0418 AD
General
Damaskinos of AthensDamaskinos of Athens
03 March 1891
Archbishop of Athens
Stylianos PattakosStylianos Pattakos
08 November 1912
Military Officer

Pittacus of MytilenePittacus of Mytilene
0640 AD
General

Athenagoras I of ConstantinopleAthenagoras I of Constantinople
06 April 1886
Archbishop

Phaedon GizikisPhaedon Gizikis
16 June 1917
Politician
HypereidesHypereides
0390 AD
Orator

MegaclesMegacles
Statesman

Hiero I of SyracuseHiero I of Syracuse
Tyrant of Syracuse

Miltiades the YoungerMiltiades the Younger
0550 BC
Statesman

Dimitris AvramopoulosDimitris Avramopoulos
06 June 1953
Politician, Diplomat
LeotychidasLeotychidas
0545 AD
Military commander

Andreas MiaoulisAndreas Miaoulis
20 May 1769
Politician
Christodoulos of AthensChristodoulos of Athens
17 January 1939
Archbishop

Michael CritobulusMichael Critobulus
1410 AD
Politician
Constantine KaramanlisConstantine Karamanlis
08 March 1907
Greek Political figure
William of MoerbekeWilliam of Moerbeke
1215 AD
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