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

Saint NicholasSaint Nicholas
15 March 0270
Christian Saint

PericlesPericles
0494 BC
First Citizen of Democratic Athens

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

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

Seleucus I NicatorSeleucus I Nicator
0359 BC
General
DemosthenesDemosthenes
0384 BC
Statesman & Orator

SolonSolon
0638 BC
Laid the foundations for Democracy in Athens.
ThemistoclesThemistocles
0524 BC
Military Leader

Antonis SamarasAntonis Samaras
23 May 1951
Former Prime Minister of Greece

Yiannis BoutarisYiannis Boutaris
13 June 1942
Greek Politician

George PapadopoulosGeorge Papadopoulos
05 May 1919
Former President of Greece

Maximinus ThraxMaximinus Thrax
0173 AD
Emperor
Alexander of GreeceAlexander of Greece
01 August 1893
Politician

AhabAhab
0900 BC
 

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

Alexis TsiprasAlexis Tsipras
28 July 1974
Politician, Civil engineer
Otto of GreeceOtto of Greece
01 June 1815
King

Kyriakos MitsotakisKyriakos Mitsotakis
04 March 1968
Politician, Banker
Eleftherios VenizelosEleftherios Venizelos
23 August 1864
Politician

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

LysanderLysander
Admiral
CleonCleon
Athenian general

LysimachusLysimachus
0360 BC
officer
CleisthenesCleisthenes
0570 BC
Political figure

George PapandreouGeorge Papandreou
13 February 1888
Greek Politician

Georgios PapadopoulosGeorgios Papadopoulos
05 May 1919
Politician, Officer, Military personnel
Andreas PapandreouAndreas Papandreou
05 February 1919
Politician, Economist, University teacher

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ArrianArrian
0086 AD
Greek historian
EpaminondasEpaminondas
0418 BC
General

Nikolaos MichaloliakosNikolaos Michaloliakos
11 December 1957
politician, writer

Ioannis KapodistriasIoannis Kapodistrias
11 February 1776
Statesman

MarcianMarcian
0396 AD
 
Theodoros KolokotronisTheodoros Kolokotronis
03 April 1770
politician, military personnel
DracoDraco
0650 BC
Legislator

Konstantinos KaramanlisKonstantinos Karamanlis
08 March 1907
Politician

Ptolemy III EuergetesPtolemy III Euergetes
King

Konstantinos MitsotakisKonstantinos Mitsotakis
18 October 1918
Prime Minister
Pope TelesphorusPope Telesphorus
Pope

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

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

Dimitrios IoannidisDimitrios Ioannidis
13 March 1923
Military officer
PolycratesPolycrates
0574 BC
Tyrant

AeschinesAeschines
0389 BC
Politician, Diplomat, Orator

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

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

Markos BotsarisMarkos Botsaris
1790 AD
Military General
Costas SimitisCostas Simitis
23 June 1936
Politician

Athenagoras I of ConstantinopleAthenagoras I of Constantinople
06 April 1886
Archbishop

Konstantinos StephanopoulosKonstantinos Stephanopoulos
15 August 1926
President

Pope EleuterusPope Eleuterus
 
Ieronymos II of AthensIeronymos II of Athens
10 March 1938
Archbishop

Dimitris AvramopoulosDimitris Avramopoulos
06 June 1953
Politician, Diplomat
Stylianos PattakosStylianos Pattakos
08 November 1912
Military Officer

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
MardoniusMardonius
Military commander

Vassilis LeventisVassilis Leventis
02 November 1951
politician

KimonKimon
0510 BC
Statesman
John VI CantacuzenusJohn VI Cantacuzenus
1292 AD
Byzantine emperor

Geórgios KaraïskákisGeórgios Karaïskákis
1780 AD
Military commander
Eleuthérios VenizélosEleuthérios Venizélos
23 August 1864
Prime minister of Greece

Geórgios KondílisGeórgios Kondílis
14 August 1878
Politician

Maria Amalia MercouriMaria Amalia Mercouri
18 October 1920
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