List of Greeks


List of Greeks

This is a list of Greek people.

Actors/actresses

Ancient period

*Metrobius
*Thespis

Modern period

*Alekos Alexandrakis
*Criss Angel
*Jennifer Aniston
*Yannis Bezos
*Michael Chiklis
*Cybele
*Georges Corraface
*Jacques Damala
*Rika Diallina
*Lavrentis Dianellos
*Alberto Eskenazy
*Mimis Fotopoulos
*Dimitris Horn
*Tzeni Karezi
*Elias Koteas
*Giorgos Konstadinou
*Lambros Konstantaras
*Nikos Kourkoulos
*Ellie Lambeti
*Marilita Lambropoulou
*Zoe Laskari
*Thanos Leivaditis
*Stelios Mainas
*Melina Mercouri
*Panos Mihalopoulos
*Alexis Minotis
*Sotiris Moustakas
*Christos Natsios
*Sapfo Notara
*Anna-Maria Papaharalambous
*Dimitris Papamichael
*Tatiana Papamoschou
*Keti Papanika
*Irene Papas
*Katina Paxinou
*Dimitris Poulikakos
*Nikos Sergianopoulos
*Kostas Sommer
*Corinna Tsopei - Miss Universe 1964
*Stratos Tzortzoglou
*Nia Vardalos - "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"
*Thanassis Veggos
*Rena Vlahopoulou
*Aliki Vougiouklaki
*Andréas Voutsinas
*Nikos Xanthopoulos
*Voula Zouboulaki
*Amy Sedaris

Adventurers

*Constantine Phaulkon (1648–1688), first counsellor of King Narai of Siam

Athletes

Ancient period

* Alexander I of Macedon - runner and Olympic winner
*Astylos of Croton
*Chionis of Sparta
*Cynisca
*Dioxippus pankration
*Hydna swimmer and diver
*Kleitomachos pankration
*Leonidas of Rhodes ancient runner and Olympic winner
*Milo of Croton pankration
*Troilus of Elis
*Diagoras of Rhodes

Modern period

*Nikolaos Aggelakis football player
*Mehmood Ahmed cricketer
*Aristidis Akratopoulos tennis player
*Konstantinos Akratopoulos tennis player
*Nikos Alefantos football player and manager
*Alexandros Alexiades football player
*Minas Alozidis hurdler
*Fragiskos Alvertis basketball player
*Ioannis Amanatidis football player
*Yannis Anastasiou football player
*Andreas Anastasopoulos shot putter
*Nikos Anastopoulos football player and manager
*Georgios Anatolakis football player
*Anastasios Andreou competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens
*Joannis Andreou swimmer
*Nikolaos Andriakopoulos gymnast
*Eleni Andriola gymnast
*Georgios Anninos swimmer
*Antelothanasis shooter
*Georgios Aspiotis cyclist
*Sotirios Athanasopoulos gymnast
*Theodoros Baev volleyball player
*Marcos Baghdatis (born 1985)(Half Lebanese, Half Greek-Cypriot), tennis player, finalist in Australian Open 2006
*Níki Bakogiánni high jumper
*Georgios Balakakis fencer
*Hristos Banikas chess player
*Kostas Bantas football player
*Nikos Barlos basketball player
*Angelos Basinas football player
*Spiridon Belokas
*Thomas Bimis diver
*Christos Bourbos football player
*Yiannis Bourousis basketball player
*Nikos Boutzikos football player
*Konstantinos Chalkias football player
*Angelos Charisteas football player
*Spiridon Chasapis swimmer
*Dionisis Chiotis football player
*Efstathios Chorophas swimmer
*Lampros Choutos football player
*Fanis Christodoulou basketball player
*Anton Christoforidis boxer
*Stephanos Christopoulos wrestler
*Constantine II former King of Greece, sailing (Gold Dragon Class) Gold, Rome Olympics, 1960.
*Peter Costa (born 1956), famous poker player
*Ioannis Chrysafis gymnast
*Nikos Dabizas football player
*Evangelos Damaskos
*Eleni Daniilidou tennis player
*Filipos Darlas football player
*Dimitrios Deligiannis
*Traianos Dellas football player
*Hrysopiyí Devetzí triple jumper and long jumper
*Themistoklis Diakidis high jumper
*Dimitris Diamantidis basketball player
*Georgios Diamantis shooter
*Dimosthenis Dikoudis basketball player
*Pyrros Dimas (born 1971) three-time weightlifting Olympic champion
*Stefanos Dimitrios
*Zoi Dimoschaki swimmer
*Mimis Domazos football player
*Giorgos Donis football player
*Dimitrios Drivas swimmer
*Kostas Eleftherakis football player
*Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos football player
*Giannoulis Fakinos football player
*Panagiotis Fasoulas basketball player
*Alexios Fetsios shooter
*Angelos Fetsis
*Giorgos Foiros football player and manager
*Antonis Fotsis basketball player
*D. Frangopoulos tennis player
*Takis Fyssas football player
*Nikos Galis (born 1957), basketball player, MVP of Eurobasket 1987
*Konstadinos Gatsioudis javelin thrower
*Theofanis Gekas football player
*Georgios Gennimatas
*Nikolaos Georgantas
*Grigorios Georgatos football player
*Giorgios Georgiadis football player
*Ioannis Georgiadis fencer
*Evangelos Gerakeris
*Panagiotis Giannakis basketball player, captain of Greek European Championship winning team
*Stelios Giannakopoulos football player
*Kleopas Giannou football player
*Herodotos Giorgallas (born 1977), gymnast, took gold at the 2002 Commonwealth Games
*Andreas Glyniadakis basketball player
*Spyros Gogolos football player
*Dimitrios Golemis
*Georgios Gougoulias football player
*Yannis Goumas football player
*Anastasios Gousis sprinter
*Miltiades Gouskos
*Georgios Grigoriou
*Efstratios Grivas chess player
*Faní Halkiá (born 1979), Olympic champion in women's 400 metre hurdle
*Vassilis Hatzipanagis football player
*Periklis Iakovakis hurdler
*Georgios Iatridis fencer
*Miltiades Iatrou cyclist
*Takis Ikonomopoulos football player
*Giannis Ioannidis basketball player and coach
*Leonidas Kabantais football player
*Pantelis Kafes football player
*Ilias Kafetzis
*Kakhi Kakhiashvili weightlifter
*Michalis Kakiouzis basketball player
*Nikos Kaklamanakis windsurfer
*Ioannis Kalitzakis football player
*Georgios Kalogiannidis archer
*George Kalovelonis tennis player
*Marios Kaperonis boxer
*Michalis Kapsis football player
*Alexandros Karageorgiou archer
*G. Karagiannopoulos shooter
*Giorgos Karagounis football player
*Telemachos Karakalos fencer
*Karakatsanis shooter
*Konstantinos Karakatsanis
*Pantelis Karasevdas shooter
*Hristos Karipidis football player
*Filippos Karvelas gymnast
*Michalis Kasapis football player
*Dionysios Kasdaglis tennis player
*Fanis Katergiannakis football player
*N. Kartavas swimmer
*Kostas Katsouranis football player
*Anastasía Kelesídou discus thrower
*Konstantinos Kenteris (born 1973), Olympic, World and European Champion Sprinter
*Alexandros Khalkokondilis
*Khatzidakis shooter
*Alexandros Khrisafos swimmer
*Dimitrios Khristopoulos
*Vassilis Kikilias basketball player
*Dimitris Kitsanelis football player
*Michalis Klokidis football player
*Ekaterini Koffa sprinter
*Savvas Kofidis football player
*Dimitrios Kokotis high jumper
*Georgios Kolettis cyclist
*Georgios Koltsidas football player
*Giorgos Koltzos football player
*Konstantinos Komninos-Miliotis fencer
*Aristidis Konstantinidis cyclist
*Vasilis Konstantinou football player
*Konstantinos Konstantinou cyclist
*Michalis Konstantinou football player. Plays for Olympiacos
*Dimitrious Konstantopolous football player
*Georgios Korakakis football player
*Prodromos Korkizoglou decathlete
*Anastasia Kostaki basketball player
*Nikos Kostakis football player
*Yiorgos Kostikos football player
*Athanasios Kostoulas football player
*Vassilios Kotronias chess player
*Ilias Kotsios football player
*Stefanos Kotsolis football player
*Giorgos Koudas football player
*Dinos Kouis football player
*Konstantinos Koukodimos long jumper
*Efthimios Kouloucheris football player
*Yiannis Kouros ultramarathon, holds every men's world record from 100 to 1,000 miles, from 200 to 1,600 km, and from 1 to 10 days
*Vaggelis Koutsoures football player
*Petros Kravaritis football player
*Ioannis Kyrastas football player
*Sotirios Kyrgiakos football player
*Anastasios Kyriakos football player
*Gregory Kytides football player
*Panagiotis Lagos football player
*Vassilis Lakis football player
*Leonidas Langakis shooter
*Ioannis Lavrentis
*Sotiris Leontiou football player
*Nikolaos Levidis shooter
*Kostas Linoxilakis football player
*Spiros Livathinos football player and manager
*Spiridon Louis (1873–1940), First modern Olympic Marathon winner
*Takis Loukanidis football player
*Konstantinos Loumpoutis football player
*Dimitrios Loundras gymnast
*Nikolaos Lyberopoulos football player
*Nikos Machlas football player
*Ioannis Malokinis swimmer
*Miréla Manjani javelin thrower
*Stelios Manolas football player
*Vlasios Maras gymnast
*Nick Markakis (Half Greek Half German) Baseball player, Baltimore Orioles
*Dimitris Markos player
*Stamatios Masouris
*Dimitris Mavrogenidis football player
*Loukas Mavrokefalidis basketball player
*Thomas Mavros football player
*Hristos Meletoglou triple jumper
*Angelos Messaris football player
*Anastasios Metaxas shooter
*Athanasios Michalopoulos volleyball player
*Nikolaos Michopoulos football player
*Zenon Mikhailidis shooter
*Ioannis Mitropoulos gymnast
*Tasos Mitropoulos football player
*Georgios Mitsibonas football player
*Antonis Miyiakis football player
*Vaggelis Moras football player
*Leonidas Morakis shooter
*Nikolaos Morakis shooter
*Andreas Mouratis football player
*Moustakopoulos shooter
*Apostolos Nanos archer
*Evangelos Nastos football player
*Konstantinos Nebegleras football player
*Kostas Negrepontis football player
*Kostas Nestoridis football player
*Apostolos Nikolaidis football and volleyball player
*Demis Nikolaidis football player
*Alexandros Nikolopoulos weightlifter
*Stamatios Nikolopoulos cyclist
*Antonios Nikopolidis football player
*Sotiris Ninis football player
*Nikos Nioplias football player
*Georgios Orphanidis shooter
*Alexandros Pagalis football player
*Alketas Panagoulias football player and manager
*Loukas Panourgias football player
*Pantazidis shooter
*Anastasios Pantos football player
*Alexandros Papadimitriou hammer thrower
*Avraam Papadopoulos football player
*Dimitrios Papadopoulos football player
*Lazaros Papadopoulos basketball player
*Antonios Papaigannou gymnast
*Mimis Papaioannou football player
*Lambros Papakostas high jumper
*Theodoros Papaloukas (born 1977), basketball player, Euroleague Final Four MVP in 2006
*Manolis Papamakarios basketball player
*Christos Papanikolaou pole vaulter
*George Papas Rugby Union Player [www.athensrugby.com (Player Profile in Players section)]
*Georgios Papasideris weightlifter
*Eleitherios Papasimeon
*Athina Papayianni race walker
*Charilaos Pappas football player
*Georgios Paraskevopoulos cyclist
*Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos
*Mikhail Paskalides
*Konstantinos Paspatis tennis player
*Petros Passalis football player
*George Patis badminton player
*Voula Patoulidou (born 1965) 100 metre hurdles in Barcelona in 1992.
*Christos Patsatzoglou football player
*Patsouris shooter
*Pavlos Pavlidis shooter
*Antonios Pepanos swimmer
*Ioannis Persakis
*Petros Persakis gymnast
*Aristovoulos Petmezas gymnast and shooter
*Demetrios Petrokokkinos tennis player
*Ioannis Phrangoudis shooter
*Mimis Pierrakos football player
*Perikles Pierrakos-Mavromichalis fencer
*Stiliani Pilatou long jumper
*Platis shooter
*Hristos Polihroniou hammer thrower
*Ioannis Poulos fencer
*Evangelia Psarra archer
*Leonidas Pyrgos fencer
*Evangelos Rallis tennis player
*Flora Redoumi hardler
*Dimitrios Regas sprinter
*Efthimios Rentzias basketball player
*Elpida Romantzi archer
*Nicolas Rossolimo chess player
*Georgios Roubanis pole vaulter
*Dusan Sakota basketball player
*Dimitris Salpigidis football player
*Georgios Samaras football player
*Sanidis shooter
*Miltiadis Sapanis football player
*Dimitris Saravakos football player
*Nikos Sarganis football player
*Georgios Saridakis
*Sofoklis Schortsanitis basketball player
*Yourkas Seitaridis football player
*Giorgos Sideris football player
*Nikolaos Siranidis diver
*Athanasios Skaltsogiannis
*Giannis Skopelitis football player
*Georgios Skoutarides
*Vasileios Spanoulis basketball player
*Konstantin Spetsiotis
*Spiridon Stais shooter
*Andreas Stamatiadis football player
*Ieroklis Stoltidis football player
*Aryiro Strataki heptathlete
*Dimosthenis Tampakos gymnast
*Giannis Taralidis football player
*Alexandros Tatsis football player
*Efstathios Tavlaridis football player
*Irini Terzoglou shot putter
*Ekateríni Thánou sprinter
*Stefanos Theodoridis football player
*Yeóryios Theodorídis sprinter
*Ioannis Theodoropoulos
*Alexandros Theofilakis shooter
*Ioannis Theofilakis shooter
*Dimitrios Tomprof
*Vasilis Torosidis football player
*Nicolaos Trikupis shooter
*A. Tryfiatis-Tripiaris cyclist
*Jake Tsakalidis basketball player
*Kostas Tsartsaris basketball player
*Loúis Tsátoumas long jumper
*Dimitrios Tsiamis triple jumper
*Paraskeví Tsiamíta triple jumper
*Nikos Tsiantakis football player
*Vassilis Tsiartas football player
*Konstantinos Tsiklitiras
*Leonidas Tsiklitiras gymnast
*Aggeliki Tsiolakoudi javelin thrower
*Chris Tsiprailidis poker player
*Georgios Tsitas wrestler
*Athanasia Tsoumeleka race walker
*Tryfon Tzanetis football player
*Alexandros Tziolis football player
*Stavros Tziortziopoulos football player
*Alexandros Tzorvas football player
*Danai Varveri free diver
*Ólga Vasdéki triple jumper
*Spirídon Vasdékis long jumper
*Kharilaos Vasilakos
*Panagiotis Vasilopoulos basketball player
*Kostas Vassiliadis basketball player
*Fotini Vavatsi archer
*Vavis shooter
*Theodoros Velkos badminton player
*Stylianos Venetidis football player
*Tassos Venetis football player
*Anna Verouli javelin thrower
*Sotirios Versis weightlifter
*Kleanthis Vikelides football player
*Ekateríni Vóggoli discus thrower
*Ioannis Vourakis shooter
*Athanasios Vouros fencer
*Ian Vouyoukas basketball player
*Ioannis Vrettos
*Zisis Vryzas football player
*Loukas Vyntra football player
*Charalambos Xanthos poker player
*Níki Xánthou long jumper
*Thomas Xenakis gymnast
*Vasilios Xydas
*Theodoros Zagorakis (born 1971), footballer, captain of Greek European Championship winning team
*Akis Zikos football player
*Nikos Zisis basketball player
*Khristos Zoumis

Clerics

Medieval period

*Saints Cyril and Methodius, monks and scholars, inventors of the Cyrillic alphabet
*Michael Cerularius (c. 1000 – 1059), Patriarch of Constantinople
*John Chrysostom (347–407), Christian bishop and orator
*Photios (820–891), Patriarch of Constantinople and writer
*Pope Evaristus (c. 98 – 105), fourth Pope
*Pope Stephen I (254–257)
*Pope Agatho (678–681)
*Pope John VI (701–705)
*Pope John VII (706–709)
*Pope Alexander V (1409–1410), Catholic Pope/Antipope

See also:
*List of Constantinople patriarchs
*List of Greek Orthodox Patriarchs of Jerusalem
*List of Archbishops of Athens
*List of Archbishops of Cyprus

Entrepreneurs

*Sam Benrubi
*Yiannis Carras (died 1989), ship-owner, creator of Porto Carras Resort
*John D. Chandris and family, shipping industry, cruises
*Yiannis Dritsas, Giannis inventor of Frappe
*Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou (born 1967), entrepreneur (born to Cypriot parents)
*Socrates Kokkalis (born 1938), telecommunications magnate, owner of Olympiacos
*Sir Eddie Kulukundis, entrepreneur and arts patron
*George Livanos (1926–1997), shipping magnate
*John Latsis (1910–2003), shipping magnate
*Spiro Latsis (born 1947), banking and shipping magnate
*Stavros Niarchos (1908–1996), shipping magnate
*Aristotle Onassis (1906–1975), shipping magnate
*Christina Onassis (1950–1988), shipping magnate
*Athina Onassis Roussel {b. 1985), granddaughter of Aristotle Onassis
*Basil Zaharoff (1849–1936), arms trader and financier

Explorers

Ancient period

*Colaeus
*Herodotus of Halicarnassus (c. 484 – c. 420 BCE)
*Nearchus (360–312 BCE)
*Pytheas (380–310 BCE)
*Scylax
*Xenophon (c. 435 – c. 355 BCE)

Medieval period

*Cosmas Indicopleustes

Early Modern

*Juan de Fuca aka Apostolos Valerianos, born Ioannis (John) Phocas

Fashion designers

* Vasso Damkou - accessories designer
* Vlassis Holevas
* Thanos Karampatsos - interior and graphic designer
*Sophia Kokosalaki, "haute couture", women, designer for the 2004 Summer Olympics
* Christina Kotsilelou - acessories designer
*Panagiotis Papadopoulos, swimwear designer for Panos Emporio (based in Sweden)
*John Varvatos, haute couture - men
*Peter Speliopoulos, vice President, DKNY design
*Bulgari-fashion jewellers of Greek origin
*James Galanos
*Patricia Field
*Nick Verreos
*Jean Desses, fashion designer in the 1940s to 1960s

Fashion models

*Evi Adam model
*Julia Alexandratou
*Axia Andreadaki
*Evagelia Aravani
*Elena Asimakopoulou
*Paraskevas Boubourakas
*Marietta Chrousala
*Sophia Chrysohoidou
*Chrysanthi Dafla
*Isavella Dara - Miss Europe 1997 and winner of Elite Model Look contest 1995
*Mara Darmousli - winner of Elite Model Look contest 1998
*Valentini Daskaloudi
*Aliki Diplarakou - Miss Europe 1930
*Daniela Eleftheraki
*Katerina Georgiadou
*Jenny Hiloudaki
*Olympia Hopsonidou
*Valia Kakouti
*Katerina Kanonidou
*Irini Karra
*Alex Kavadias
*Vicky Kaya model
*Vaso Kolida model
*Anastassia Kourkoulos
*Demetres Koutsavlakis
*Olga Kypriotou
*Christina Lekka - Miss International 1994
*Marios Lekkas
*Vasia Loi
*Katerina Manabi
*Kim Mantzouratou
*Katia Margaritoglou
*Maria Menounos
*Katerina Michalopoulou - Miss Europe 1991
*Anna Nanousi
*Nikos Papadakis - winner of Manhunt International 1994
*Evelina Papantoniou
*Lena Paparigopoulou
*Anastasia Perraki
*Chrissoula Rodi
*Dimitra Saltou
*Panayiotis Simopoulos
*Suzi Simpson
*Irene Skliva - Miss World 1996
*Maria Spiridaki
*Katerina Stikoudi
*Marina Tsintikidou - Miss Europe 1992
*Katia Zygouli - winner of Elite Model Look contest 1996

Filmmakers

*Theo Angelopoulos
*Elia Kazan
*Michael Cacoyannis
*John Cassavetes
*George P. Cosmatos
*Kostas Gavras
*Ana Kokkinos- Greek Australian filmmaker
*Nikos Koundouros
*Alexander Payne (aka Alexander Papadopoulos)
*George Stavrou
*George Miller (producer), Greek-Australian director of "Mad Max", "", "Happy Feet"
*Dean Tavoularis
*Gregory Markopoulos
*Penelope Spheeris
*Andy Sidaris
*Milton Katselas
*Nick Cassavetes
*Alexandra Cassavetes

Military and political leaders

Ancient period

*Alcibiades (450–404 BCE), Athenian general and statesman
*Alexander the Great, Macedonian king and conqueror
*Antiochus III, Seleucid Monarch
*Aristides (530–468 BCE), Athenian statesman
*Cimon, Athenian leader and statesman
*Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator, Queen of Egypt, from the Hellenistic Ptolemaic Dynasty
*Demosthenes (384–322 BCE), politician and orator
*Dionysius I, ruler of the Syracusan empire
*Epaminondas, Theban general and statesman
*Eucratides, ruler of the Bactrian Greeks
*Leonidas, Spartan king
*Lycurgus, semi-legendary Spartan lawgiver
*Lysander, Spartan general and hero during the Peloponnesian War
*Memnon of Rhodes, Greek mercenary general in Persian army under Darius III
*Miltiades, Athenian statesman and general
*Nearchus, Alexander's naval commander
*Peisistratus, Athenian tyrant
*Pericles (495–429 BCE), Athenian leader and statesman
*Philip II of Macedon, Macedonian king and father of Alexander the Great
*Polycrates, Samian ruler
*Ptolemy I, Macedonian general under Alexander the Great, founded a dynasty in Egypt
*Pyrrhus of Epirus, invaded Italy, became known for victories of dubious value (Pyrrhic)
*Seleucus I, Macedonian general under Alexander the Great, founded dynasty in Persia
*Solon, Athenian lawmaker and archon
*Themistocles, Athenian statesman and admiral
*Xenophon, mercenary general, led and accounted march from Persia

Medieval period

*Alexius I Comnenus (1048–1118), Byzantine Emperor
*Basil II (963–1025), Emperor, known as the 'Bulgar-slayer'
*Constantine Lascaris, promoters of the revival of Greek learning in the Italian peninsula
*Constantine VII, Byzantine Emperor and scholar, 'born in the (Imperial) purple' (Porphyrogenitus)
*Constantine XI (1405–1453), last Byzantine Emperor
*Gemistus Pletho, one of the chief pioneers of the revival of learning in Western Europe.
*Helena, Christian mother of Constantine I
*Irene, Byzantine Empress, instrumental in the restoration of icons, later sanctified
*John I Tzimisces (969–976), Byzantine Emperor, soldier
*Johannes Bessarion, Bishop and Cardinal
*Manuel Chrysoloras, one of the pioneers in introducing Greek literature to western Europe.
*Manuel I Comnenus (1143–1180),Byzantine Emperor, was responsible for a distinct revival of Byzantine fortunes until his defeat at Myriokephalon
*Michael VIII Palaeologus (1159–1182)- Byzantine (before 1261 Nicene) Emperor, recaptured Constantinople from the Franks.
*Marcus Musurus, professor of Greek language at the University of Padua.
*Nicephorus II Phocas (963–969),Byzantine Emperor and general
*Romanus IV (1068–1071), lost the fateful battle of Manzikert
*Saint Cyril (827–869), Byzantine monk, developed the Glagolitic alphabet
*Theodora, wife of Justinian I, actress, courtesan, Empress.

Ottoman Empire period

*Atik Sinan, architect for Mehmed II and Mustafa III
*Barbarossa (1473–1518), famous privateer, older brother of Khair ad Din; (Greek mother)
*İbrahim Ethem Pasha, Greek-born Grand Vizier
*Khair ad Din (1475–1546), Greek-born Ottoman Turkish Admiral, also known as Barbarossa; (Greek mother)
*Pargalıd İbrahim Pasha, Suleyman the Magnificent's first appointed Grand Vizier, who left an important landmark on his reign.
*Alexandra Mavrokordatou (1605–1683), salonist and intellectual.
*Zaganos Pasha, prominent military commanders of Mehmet II
*Mimar Sinan, architect for Suleyman the Magnificent
*Kosem Sultan

Modern period

Greece

*Ioannis Capodistrias (1776–1831), first President of the free and unified Greek state, last President of the first Greek republic
*Georgios Hatzianestis (1863–1922)General
*Constantine Kanaris (c. 1794 – 1877), freedom fighter, politician, and later Prime Minister
*Konstantinos Karamanlis (1907–1998), President of Greece and four-time Prime Minister
*Kostas Karamanlis (born 1956), current Prime Minister of Greece and leader of the New Democracy party - Greek-Macedonian
*Dimitris Plapoutas (1786–1864), Greek General in the Greek War of Independence against the rule of the Ottoman Empire and later a Politician
*Theodoros Kolokotronis (1770–1843), Greek general in the Greek War of Independence against the rule of the Ottoman Empire
*Pavlos Kountouriotis (1855–1935), admiral, war hero and later President of Greece
*Alexander Mavrocordatos
*Pavlos Melas (1870–1904), hero of Greek Struggle for Macedonia
*Ioannis Metaxas (1871–1941), dictator of Greece before and during the first part of its participation in World War II
*Andreas Papandreou (1919–1996), economist, politician, and three-time Prime Minister
*George Andreas Papandreou (born 1952), current leader of the PASOK political party and former Foreign Minister of Greece (1999-2004).
*Aleka Papariga (born 1945), current General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) (1991-)
*Karolos Papoulias (born 1929), current President of Greece (2005-)
*Kostas Simitis (born 1936), former Prime Minister of Greece (1996-2004)
*Kostis Stephanopoulos (born 1926), former President of Greece (1995-2005)
*Aris Velouchiotis (August 27, 1905 – June 16, 1945) Whose real name was Athanasios (Thanasis) Klaras. He was a prominent leader of Ethnikos Laikos Apeleftherotikos Stratos (ELAS), the communist segment of Greek guerrilla resistance during World War II
*Eleftherios Venizelos (1864–1936), Prime Minister
*Nikos Zachariadis (1903-1973), former Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) (1931-1957)

Canada

*John Cannis
*Jim Karygiannis
*George Apostolou La Vie Entertainment
*Dimitrious Manalakos Notary Philanthropist Montreal

Austria

*Maria Vassilakou, (MP) Greens

France

*Marietta Karamanli, (MP) Socialist Party

Romania

*Iannis Pharmakis (died 1821), revolutionary fighter
*Michael von Melas, field-marshal for Austrian Empire
*Cantacuzene governors of Bessarabia and Walachia (1678–1688)

pain

*Queen Sofía of Spain (born 1938), wife of Spain's king Juan Carlos

United Kingdom

*Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born 1921), husband of UK's queen Elizabeth II, born on the island of Corfu.
*Norman St.John-Stevas, British politician
*Lord Adonis, British politician

Australia

*John Hatzistergos - Attorney General, NSW
*Jenny Mikakos - politician, VIC
*Sophie Mirabella - federal politician
*Maria Vamvakinou - politician
*Arthur Sinodinos - Prime Minister's Chief of Staff

United States

*Michael Dukakis, Democrat presidential candidate
*John Podesta, White House Chief of Staff under Bill Clinton
*George Argyros, Republican US ambassador to Spain
*George Stephanopoulos, Democrat and journalist
*Tom C. Korologos, Republican organiser and US ambassador
*Paul Tsongas, Democrat presidential candidate
*George Christopher
*Mike Bilirakis, US House of Representatives (FL)
*Phil Angelides California State Treasurer's Office
*George Gekas, US House of Representatives (PA)
*Olympia Snowe
*Paul Spyros Sarbanes
*Maria Pappas
*Jenny Mikakos
*Maria Vamvakinou
*Sophie Panopoulos
*Andrew Manatos
*Daphnae Karavantos
*Spiro Agnew, thirty-ninth Vice President of the United States

Musicians

Ancient period

*Alypius composer
*Terpander poet and kitharode

Modern period

*Katy Garbi singer
*Kosta Vreto guitarist
*Despina Vandi singer
*Anna Vissi singer
*Nikos Karvelas composer
*Rita Abatzi musician
*Maurice Abravanel conductor
*Louis Demetrius Alvanis (born 1960), pianist
*Ioannis Anastassakis guitarist
*Costas Andreou composer and musician
*Theodore Antoniou composer, conductor
*Grigoris Asikis singer and lyricist
*Nikolas Asimos singer and composer
*Gina Bachauer (1913–1976), pianist
*Arion semi-legendary figure
*Yiorgos Batis musician
*Grigoris Bithikotsis (died 2005), popular singer and lyricist
*Miltiades Caridis conductor
*Pavlos Carrer composer
*Petros Christo guitarist
*Nikos Christodoulou composer and conductor
*Giannis Christou composer
*Christos Dantis singer and musician
*Dionysios Demetis composer
*Odysseas Dimitriadis (1908–2005), conductor
*Dimitris Dragatakis composer
*Antiochos Evangelatos composer and conductor
*Kostas Exarhakis musician
*Eva Fampas guitarist
*Yorgos Foudoulis (born 1964) guitarist and composer
*Gus G. guitarist
*Michalis Genitsaris singer and composer
*Christos Govetas musician
*Kostas Grigoreas guitarist and composer
*Manos Hadjidakis (1925–1994) composer
*Alkinoos Ioannidis singer and composer
*Sotiris Kakisis poet
*Anastassios Kalkandis musician
*Kalliopi singer and lyricist
*George Kallis composer
*Alexandros Kalogeras composer
*Manolis Kalomiris (1883–1962), composer
*Iakovos Kambanelis poet and lyricist
*Alex Kapranos, frontman of the pop group Franz Ferdinand
*Eleni Karaindrou composer
*Herbert von Karajan (Herbert Karajannis) (1908–1989) (Austrian of Greek origin)
*Paraskevas Karasoulos poet and lyricist
*Nikos Karvelas composer
*Georgios Kasassoglou musician
*Antonios Katinaris musician
*Bob Katsionis musician
*Leonidas Kavakos (born 1967), violinist
*Stelios Kazantzidis singer
*Areti Ketime musician
*Panayiotis Kokoras musician and composer
*Iakovos Kolanian guitarist
*Stavros Koujioumtzis (1932–2005), composer and lyricist
*Rena Kyriakou pianist
*Andreas Lagios guitarist
*Alexandre Lagoya guitarist
*Tim Lambesis lead singer of As I Lay Dying, band manager for Destroy the Runner
*Leo Leandros musician and composer
*Manos Loizos (1937–1982), composer
*Sokratis Malamas singer and musician
*Nikolaos Mantzaros composer
*Giannis Markopoulos composer
* Kostas Martakis - Greek representative for Eurovision 2008
*Thanos Mikroutsikos (born 1947), composer
*Dimitris Mitropoulos, conductor
*Kostas Mountakis musician
*Georges Moustaki (Greek-French) singer and lyricist
*Terran Pantelis, New-Age pianist
*Tzimis Panousis, musician
*Lefteris Papadimitriou, compoer and performer
*Lefteris Papadopoulos poet and lyricist
*Thanassis Papakonstantinou singer and lyricist
*Apostolos Paraskevas composer and classical guitarist
*Stelios Perpiniadis musician
*Yorgos Petridis classical composer
*Yiorgos Pitsakis musician
*Phivos lyricist
*James Raphael pianist
*Sadahzinia musician
*Spyros Samaras composer
*Dionysis Savvopoulos singer, composer and lyricist
*Kyriakos Sfetsas composer
*Dimitris Sgouros (born 1969), pianist
*Pavlos Sidiropoulos musician
*Sifu VERSUS musician
*Nikolaos Skalkottas (1904–1949), composer
*Kostas Skarvelis composer
*Camille-Marie Stamaty Greek-French composer-pianist
*Mikis Theodorakis (born 1925), composer
*Giorgos Theofanous composer
*Marios Tokas, composer of Cypriot origin
*Sakis Tolis musician
*Michalis Travlos composer
*Iovan Tsaous musician and composer
*Vassilis Tsitsanis (died 1984), popular composer
*Markos Vamvakaris (died 1973), popular composer of rebetiko
*Vangelis (born 1943), New Age-musician and composer
*Marios Varvoglis somposer
*Christos Papadopolous Worsley progressive bassist and lyricist
*Haris Xanthoudakis composer
*Stavros Xarhakos composer and MEP
*Iannis Xenakis (1922–2001), composer
*Nikos Xilouris singer and composer
*Nikos Xydakis pianist and singer
*Spyridon Xyndas composer and guitarist
*Mirka Yemendzakis musician
*Maria Yiakoulis
*Yanni (born 1954)ndash Composer, pianist, keyboardist
*Savvas Ysatis musician
*Tommy Lee musician, drummer for Mötley Crüe
*George Karaspyros Jazz/Rock Fusion Guitarist

Painters

Ancient period

*Apelles
*Aetion (4th century BCE)
*Berlin Painter
*Euphronius
*Exekias
*Parrhasius
*Polygnotus
*Zeuxis

Renaissance

*El Greco (1541–1614), born Domenicos Theotokopoulos
*Antonio Vassilacchi

Modern period

*Theophilos Hatzimihail (19th century)
*Demetrios Galanis (19th century)
*Nicholaos Gysis (19th century)
*Nikiphoros Lytras (19th century)
*Constantine Andreou (20th century and first few years of 21st century)
*Nikos Engonopoulos (20th century)
*Demetrios Farmakopoulos (20th century)
*Yiannis Moralis (20th century)
*Dimitris Mytaras (20th century)
*Marie Spartali (19th century)
*Yannis Tsarouchis (20th century)
*Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas (20th century)
*Nikos Nikolaou (20th century)
*Konstantinos Parthenis (20th century)
*Christos Kapralos
*Vassilis Karakatsanis (20th and 21st century)

Philosophers

Ancient period

*Anaximander (c. 610 – c. 546 BCE)
*Anaximenes of Miletus
*Archimedes
*Aristotle (384–322 BCE)
*Athenagoras of Athens (c. 133 – 190), early Christian apologist
*Democritus (born 460 BCE)
*Diogenes of Sinope (412–323 BCE)
*Empedocles (490–430 BCE)
*Epictetus (55 – c. 135)
*Epicurus (341–270 BCE)
*Epimenides
*Eratosthenes
*Gregory of Nazianzus
*Gregory of Nyssa
*Hecataeus
*Heraclitus
*Hypatia of Alexandria (died 415)
*Irenaeus
*Celsus
*Leucippus
*Parmenides
*Pherecydes
*Plato (c. 427 – c. 347 BCE)
*Plethon,(c. 1355 – 1452)
*Plotinus
*Protagoras
*Pythagoras (582–496 BCE)
*Socrates (470–399 BCE)
*Thales of Miletus (c. 624 – 547 BCE)
*Theagenes
*Theophrastus
*Xenophanes
*Zeno of Citium (333–264 BCE)
*Zeno of Elea (c. 495 – c. 430 BC)

Medieval period

*Leo VI the Wise
*Michael Psellos

Modern period

*Adamantios Korais
*Anthimos Gazis
*Nikos Kazantzakis
*Costas Axelos
*Cornelius Castoriadis
*Michail Papageorgiou
*Nicos Poulantzas
*Ioannis Theodorakopoulos
*Christos Yannaras

cientists and Engineers

Ancient period

*Anaximander
*Apollonius of Perga
*Archimedes
*Archytas
*Aristarchos of Samos
*Aristotle
*Autolycus of Pitane
*Ctesibius
*Diophantus
*Eratosthenes
*Euclid
*Eudoxus of Cnidus
*Eupalinos
*Galen
*Heron of Alexandria
*Hipparchos
*Hippocrates
*Hypatia of Alexandria
*Meton of Athens
*Parmenides
*Posidonios
*Ptolemy (possibly)
*Pythagoras of Samos
*Sostratus of Cnidus
*Strabo
*Thales of Miletus
*Theon
*Theopompus

Medieval period

*Anthemius of Tralles, was involved in the construction of the Haghia Sophia
*Isidore of Miletus, 6th century polymath, principally in charge of design and construction of the Haghia Sophia
*Leon the Mathematician, 9th cent. geometer, subject of a bidding war between the Emperor and Caliph al-Mamun
*Callinicus of Heliopolis, engineer, inventor of Greek fire

Modern Period

*Georgios Papanikolaou (Doctor, Pap smear inventor)
*Constantin Carathéodory, mathematician
*Ioannis Argyris (Mathematician, Finite Element Method)
*Dimitrios Nanopoulos, astrophysicist
*Fotis Kafatos, biologist, current director of the European Research Council
*Christos Papadimitriou, computer scientist
*Manolis Andronikos, archaeologist
*Spyridon Marinatos, archaeologist
*Prof. Christodoulos Stefanadis (Cardiologist,Emory University,Vice president of Athens medical School,Researcher,Inventor)
*Dimitrios Trihopoulos (Epidimiologist, former Dean of Medicine, Harvard University)
*Stylianos Danielopoulos, Professor of computer science in North Carolina University at Raleigh
*Athanassios S. Fokas (Mathematician, integrable nonlinear partial differential equations
*Michael L Dertouzos, former Director of the M.I.T. Laboratory for Computer Science
*Nicholas Negroponte (Greek-American)founder and Chairman Emeritus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab.
*John Iliopoulos, Physicist.
*Stan Gronthos, Stem Cell Reasearcher
*Alexandros Papadopoulos, inventor and radar scientist
*Panayiotis Zavos, geneticist

(See Academics).

culptors

Ancient period

*Agesandros, Athanadoros and Polidoros,composed the Laocoon group
*Agasias
*Callicrates, relief artist, worked on the Parthenon under the direction of Pheidias
*Lysippus
*Myron
*Plato (philosopher)
*Polyclitus
*Polyeuctes
*Pheidias
*Praxiteles
*Scopas

Modern period

*Constantine Andreou (20th century)
*Jannis Kounellis
*Memos Makris
*Thodoros Papadimitriou
*Nikolaos Pavlopoulos
*Panayiotis Vassilakis
*Lydia Venieri
*Constantin Xenakis

ingers

*Chronis Aidonidis, singer
*Haris Alexiou, one of Greece's most acclaimed singers
*Giorgos Alkaios, singer
*Peter André, English-born Cypriot-Australian singer
*Lisa Andreas, represented Cyprus in the Eurovision 2004
*Marlen Angelidou, pop singer, was with Greek pop group Hi-5
*Lindsay Armaou, singer, was part of the girl band B*Witched (half Greek half Irish)
*Annette Artani, singer
*Eleftheria Arvanitaki, singer
*Maria Athanasiadou, singer
*Agnes Baltsa (born 1944), mezzo-soprano
*Tasos Bougas, singer
*Maria Callas (1923–1977), soprano
*Aris Christofellis, sopranist
*Constantinos Christoforou, represented Cyprus in the Eurovision
*Cleopatra, singer
*George Dalaras, renowned contemporary Greek singer
*Loukas Daralas, famous singer of rebetiko and father of George Dalaras
*Angela Dimitriou, singer
*Giorgos Perris, singer
*Mariana Efstratiou, singer
*Elpida, singer
*Evridiki, singer
*Maria Farantouri, singer
*Mario Frangoulis, tenor
*Keti Garbi, famous singer
*Sevas Hanum, singer
*Thanos Kalliris, singer
*Nektaria Karantzi, singer
*Vasilis Karras, singer
*Prodromos Kathiniotis, singer
*Stelios Kazantzidis (died 2001), popular singer considered by many as the greatest of Greek popular music.
*Elli Kokkinou, singer
*Stelios Konstantas, singer
*Stavros Konstantinou, winning Super Idol, the Greek version of Pop Idol
*Demetres Koutsavlakis, singer
*Tim Lambesis, singer
*Vicky Leandros, singer
*Labis Livieratos, singer
*Manto, singer
*Kostas Martakis, finalist in Greek Eurovision choice of 2008
*Giorgos Mazonakis, singer
*Irini Merkouri, singer
*George Michael (Georgios Panayiotou), Greek-British singer
*Sarbel Michael, singer, represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007
*George Missikos, singer
*Vicky Moscholiou, singer
*Nana Mouskouri, singer
*Argyris Nastopoulos, singer
*Apostolos Nikolaidis singer
*Marika Ninou, singer
*Froso Papaharalambous, pop singer, was with Greek pop group Hi-5
*Vasilis Papakonstantinou, singer
*Giannis Poulopoulos, popular singer
*Elena Paparizou (also known as Helena Paparizou), singer, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 on behalf of Greece
*Apollo Papathanasio, singer
*Giannis Ploutarxos, singer
*Alkistis Protopsalti, singer
*Irini Psyhrami, pop singer, was with Greek pop group Hi-5
*Michalis Rakintzis, singer
*Antonis Remos, singer
*Kostas Roukounas, singer
*Demis Roussos, pop singer, formerly with Vangelis in Aphrodite's Child
*Sakis Rouvas, pop singer and gymnast, performed during Closing Ceremony at the 2004 Summer Olympics and the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, co-hosted the 2006 contest in Athens
*Sabrina, singer
*Kalomoira Saranti, Greek American singer, represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008
*Eirini Sevastou, singer
*Elena Souliotis, soprano
*Nansy Stergiopoulou, pop singer, was with Greek pop group Hi-5
*Paschalis Terzis, singer
*Natassa Theodoridou, singer
*Marios Tokas, composer
*Panos Tserpes, singer
*Despina Vandi, successful pop singer and the first Greek artist with a #1 in Billboard (USA) and a World Music Award 2002
*Alex Varkatzas, Lead singer of Metalcore band, Atreyu
*Anna Vissi, successful singer, best selling female Greek artist, voted best female vocalist in 2000
*Lia Vissi, singer
*Tolis Voskopoulos, singer
*Peggy Zina singer
*Marianna Zorba singer
*Melina Kana singer
*George Dalaras singer

Tycoons

*Socratis Kokkalis Telecommunications.
*Yiannis Latsis Shipping.
*George Livanos Shipping.
*Stavros Niarchos Shipping.
*Aristotle Onassis Shipping.
*Paris Latsis Shipping.
*John A. Catsimatidis Energy. Retail. Real Estate. Transportation.
*John Paul Papanicolaou Shipping.

Writers

Ancient period

*Aeschylus
*Alcaeus
*Alcman
*Anacreon
*Apollodorus
*Apollonius Rhodius
*Aristophanes
*Callimachus
*Cassius Dio
*Euripides
*Eusebius of Caesarea
*Hecataeus of Miletus
*Hecataeus of Abdera
*Hesiod
*Homer
*Longus
*Marcus Annaeus Lucanus, frequently called Lucan
*Menander
*Pausanias
*Pindar
*Polycarp
*Sappho
*Sophocles
*Theocritus

Medieval period

*Anna Comnena
*Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus
*Isaac of Nineveh
*John of Damascus
*Michael Psellos
*Procopius
*Zozimus

Modern period

*Andreas Kalvos
*Aris Alexandrou
*Manolis Anagnostakis
*Iason Athanasiadis
*Constantine P. Cavafy
*Athanasios Christopoulos
*Kiki Dimoula
*Maro Douka
*Odysseus Elytis Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 1979
*Andreas Embirikos
*Nikos Engonopoulos
*Rigas Feraios
*Nikos Gatsos
*Kostis Gimossoulis
*Demetris Th. Gotsis
*Sotiris Kakisis
*Andreas Kalvos
*Iakovos Kambanelis
*M. Karagatsis
*Paraskevas Karasoulos
*Nikos Karouzos
*Kostas Karyotakis
*Nikos Kavvadias
*Nikos Kazantzakis
*Antigone Kefala
*Yannis Kondos
*Menis Koumantareas
*Dimitris P. Kraniotis
*Kleitos Kyrou
*Napoleon Lapathiotis
*Christoforos Liontakis
*Dimitris Lyacos
*Jenny Mastoraki
*Lorentzos Mavilis
*Stratis Myrivilis
*Kostis Palamas
*Alexandros Panagoulis
*Alexandros Papadiamantis
*Demetris P. Papaditsas
*George Pavlopoulos
*Maria Polydouri
*Lefteris Poulios
*Ioannis Psycharis
*Yannis Ritsos
*Miltos Sachtouris
*Giorgos Seferis
*Angelos Sikelianos
*Takis Sinopoulos
*Giannis Skarimpas
*Dionysios Solomos
*Alexandros Soutsos
*Alexis Stamatis
*Theodore Stephanides
*Vassilis Steriadis
*Nanos Valaoritis
*Kostas Varnalis
*Takis Varvitsiotis
*Vassilis Vassilikos
*Haris Vlavianos

General

*Manolis Andronikos (1919–1992), archaeologist, discovered the Macedonian tombs in Vergina
*Christodoulos, Archbishop of Athens and all Greece (1998-2008)
*Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, President of organising committee, Athens 2004 Olympic Games
*Patriarch Athenagoras, former Patriarch of Constantinople
*Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, Greek-Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch
*George Bizos, Greek-South African human rights advocate
*Moisis Michail Bourlas, member of World War II Greek resistance
*Maria Callas, soprano
*Cornelius Castoriadis, economist and philosopher
*Zoe Cruz, co-president of Morgan Stanley
*Michael Dertouzos, internet pioneer
*Nikos Dimou, writer and philosopher
*Olympia Dukakis, Greek-American actress
*Odysseas Elytis, poet and Nobel prizewinner
*Mario Frangoulis, opera singer
*Manolis Glezos, World War II veteran, grassroots democracy activist and politician
*Nikos Hadjinikolaou (born 1962), television news anchor, journalist
*Iakovos, Archbishop of America (died 2005), late primate of the Greek-Orthodox Archdiocese of America
*Sir Alec Issigonis, British-Greek creator of the Mini car
*Nikos Kazantzakis, poet, novelist and playwright
*Eleni Konsolaki, archaeologist who researched Methana and the Troezen area in 1990
*Vissarion Korkoliacos (1908–1991), Greek Orthodox monk
*Polyvios Kossivas, bystander who became famous in the 2004 Olympic Games for helping a runner
*Makarios III, Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Cyprus
*Spyridon Marinatos, archaeologist
*Melina Mercouri, actress, singer and politician
*Dimitri Nanopoulos, quantum physicist
*Lefteris Papadopoulos (born 1935), lyricist and journalist
*Dimitris Papaioannou, director and choreographer ; creator of the 2004 Summer Olympics ceremonies
*Irene Papas, actress
*Paraskevas Karasoulos, singer
*Saint Philomena, Patron saint of the Children of Mary and Catholic Saint & Martyr
*Nicos Poulantsas, political theorist
*Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos, world known magician and illusionist that created Mindfreak; also known as Criss Angel
*George Sava, entertainment lawyer
*Giorgos Seferis, poet and Nobel prizewinner
*Angelos Sikelianos, poet
*Spyros Skouras, Greek-American movie mogul, president of 20th Century Fox
*Alex Spanos, Greek-American magnate
*Arianna Stassinopoulos, campaigner and journalist
*Iannis Xenakis, modernist composer
*Panayiotis Zavos, geneticist

Academics

*Constantin Caratheodory, mathematician (1920s)
*Chris Argyris, organisational theorist
*Konstantinos Axelos, 1960s Situationist
*Apostolos Athanassakis, classicist
*Phaedon Avouris, nanotechnologist
*Demetrios Christodoulou, mathematical physicist
*Dimitrios Galanos, Sanskrit translator and Indologist
*Fotis Kafatos, biologist
*Jannis Kallinikos, organisational theorist
*Dimitri Kitsikis, historian, poet
*Dimitri Nanopoulos, quantum physicist
*Nicholas Negroponte, author, IT evangelist and head of MIT Media Lab
*Irena Papadopoulos, author, professor of transcultural nursing
*Christos Papakyriakopoulos, mathematician
*Christos Papadimitriou, Computer Scientist
*George Papanicolaou, biologist
*John S. Paraskevopoulos, astronomer
*Haridimos Tsoukas, organisational theorist
*Nicholaos Varopoulos, mathematician
*George Vithoulkas, teacher of Homeopathic medicine
*Xenophon Zolotas, economist
*Ioannis Karatzas, Mathematician
*George Constantinides, economist
*Shelby Spain, influential school administrator

ee also

*List of ancient Greeks
*List of Greek Americans
*List of Greek Australians
*List of Greek Canadians
*List of Greek Jews
*List of people by nationality

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