List of Cypriots


List of Cypriots

The following is a list of Cypriots notable enough to have their own article. They are sorted by field then by surname (both in alphabetical order).

Academics

* Ulus Baker, (born 1960), Sociologist
* Andrea Christofidou (born 20th century), philosopher
* Mustafa Halilsoy (born 1949), theoretical physics
* Kypros Nicolaides (born 1953), obstetrician
* Kyriacos Costa Nicolaou (born 1946), chemist
* Vamik Volkan (born 1932), psychiatrist and author
* Panayiotis Zavos (born 20th century), geneticist

Actors

* Nej Adamson (born 1958), film actor in Pirates of the Caribbean and EastEnders
* Angela Bowie (born 1949), actress and model
* Tamer Hassan (born 1968), film actor
* Alp Haydar (born 1982), actor
* Hal Ozsan, actor (Dawson's Creek, Kyle XY)

Artists

* Helene Black (born 20th century), artist
* Michael Cacoyannis (born 1922), filmmaker
* Hussein Chalayan (Hüseyin Çağlayan, born 1970), fashion designer
* Hüseyin Çakmak (born 1964), cartoonist and journalist
* Jake and Dinos Chapman (the Chapman brothers, born 1966 and 1962), artists
* Tracey Emin (born 1963), artist
* İsmet Güney, (born 1932), artist, creator of the flag of Cyprus, and cartoonist
* Metin Huseyin, film director
* Konstantia Sofokleous (born 1974), artist, animation
* Stelarc (born 1946), performance artist
* Derviş Zaim (born 1964), novelist and filmmaker

Businessmen

* Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of EasyJet
* Dakis Joannou, J&P
* Asil Nadir, Polypeck
* Theo Paphitis, former chairman of Millwall Football Club
* Reo Stakis, hotel and casino owner
* Sezer Yurtseven, stock broker and property developer also in British Big Brother 7

Historical figures

* Acesas (around 5th century BC), ancient artist, famed weaver
* Anaxarete, legendary Cypriot maiden in Greek mythology
* St Barnabas (1st century), apostolic father, early missionary
* Clearchus of Soli (4th–3rd century BC), Cyprus-born Greek philosopher of the Peripatetic school
* Evagoras, king of Salamis (BC 410–374)
* Nicocreon, king of Salamis (4th century BC – before 306 BC)
* Kıbrıslı Mehmed Emin Pasha, Grand Vizier
* Kıbrıslı Mehmed Kamil Pasha, (born 1883), Grand Vizier
* Persaeus of Citium (306–243 BC), Stoic philosopher
* Pygmalion, legendary king of Cyprus in Greek mythology
* Sergius Paulus (1st century), proconsul of Cyprus
* Stasanor (lived 4th century BC), Cyprus-born Greek officer of Alexander the Great, later satrap of Drangiana, Bactria, and Sogdiana
*Stasinus (~7th century BC), one of the first European poets, a semi-legendary early Greek poet, author of the epic poem, Cypria, related to the Trojan War
* Theodora (around 500 – 548), empress of Byzantine empire (527–548)
* Zeno of Citium (333–264 BC), Cyprus-born Greek philosopher, founder of Stoicism

Jurists

* Solon Nikitas (1937–2005), judge and jurist, Supreme Court (1988–2003), Attorney-General (2003–2005)

Patriarchs

* Gregory II (1241–1290), Patriarch of Constantinople (1283–1289)
* Peter VII (1949–2004), pope and Patriarch of Alexandria (1997–2004)

Political figures

* Sonay Adem, Social Security Minister in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
* Turgay Avcı, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
* Reşat Çağlar, diplomat
* Dimitris Christofias, president of Cyprus (2008-present)
* Derviş Kemal Deniz, Minister of Economy and Tourism
* Serdar Denktaş, son of Rauf Denktaş, the former President of the de facto Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
* Rauf Denktas, ex-president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
* Fatma Ekenoğlu, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
* Kutlay Erk, the mayor of the Turkish-Cypriot part of the Cypriot capital of Nicosia
* George Grivas, head of EOKA
* Glafkos Klerides, president (1993–2003)
* Fazıl Küçük, first Turkish Cypriot vice president of the Republic of Cyprus
* Spyros Kyprianou, president (1977–1988)
* Makarios III, archbishop, president (1960–1977)
* Özkan Murat, (Turkish Cypriot)
* Niyazi Manyera, Medical doctor, politician and the first Minister of Health of the Republic of Cyprus
* Mehmet Mustafaoğlu,
* Canan Öztoprak,
* Hüseyin Öztoprak, Agriculture and Forestry Minister
* Tassos Papadopoulos, president (2003–2008)
* Raşid Pertev, undersecretary to Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus President Mehmet Ali Talat
* Lawrence Rustem, member of the British National Party, elected councillor in the UK local elections, 2006
* Nikos Sampson, "de facto" president of the Cyprus Republic after the 1974 coup d'état
* Benon Sevan, ex-head of UN Oil for Food program
* Salih Usar, the Minister of Public Works and Communications
* Ahmet Uzun, Minister of Finance in the Government of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
* Mehmet Ali Talat, current president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
* Alparslan Türkeş, leading Turkish politician
* Eşref Vaiz,
* George Vasiliou, president (1988–1993)
* Özcan Yorgancıoğlu, TRNC Minister of Youth and Sports

Musicians

* Marlen Aggelidou, singer
* Alexia, singer, twice in the Eurovision Song Contest
* Peter André, singer
* Lisa Andreas, singer
* Nil Burak, singer
* Konstantinos Christoforou, singer
* Philippos Constantinos, singer (in One)
* Antony Costa, singer (ex-member of Blue)
* Nicolas Economou, composer
* Elpida, Greek singer, sang for Cyprus in the 1986 Eurovision Song Contest
* Okan Ersan, guitarist
* Barry Evangeli, music producer
* Evridiki, singer
* Savvas Houvartas, guitarist, songwriter
* Alkinoos Ioannidis, singer
* George Kallis, composer
* Işın Karaca (born 1973), singer (London-born Turkish Cypriot)
* Stelios Konstantas, singer
* Stavros Konstantinou, singer
* Kristian Leontiou, singer
* George Michael, singer
* Alex Panayi, singer
* Ziynet Sali (born 1975), singer
* Sarbel, British-born Greek singer
* Cat Stevens, singer
* Georges Theofanous, composer (Greece)
* Marios Tokas, singer, composer
* Anna Vissi, singer
* Lia Vissi, singer (older sister of Anna Vissi)

ports

* Efstathios Aloneftis, football player with Energie Cottbus
* Marcos Baghdatis, tennis player
* Murat Erdoğan, football player
* Andreas Ioannides, football player
* Kyriakos Ioannou, track and field
* Kemal İzzet, football player
* Muzzy Izzet, football player
* Sotiris Kaiafas, football player
* Michalis Konstantinou, football player
* Yılmaz Orhan, football player
* Colin Kazim-Richards, football player
* Ömer Rıza, football player
* Fatima Whitbread, Olympic medallist athlete
* Garo Yepremian, former place kicker for the Miami Dolphins

Writers

* Alkan Çağlar, (born 1981), journalist
* Kyriakos Charalambides, poet
* Demetris Th. Gotsis, poet, writer
* Dimitris Lipertis, poet
* Vasilis Michaelides, poet
* Osman Türkay, poet


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • List of battles 1401–1800 — List of battles: before 601 601 1400 1401 1800 1801 1900 1901 2000 2001 current See also: List of American Revolutionary War battles Early 15th Century (1401 1450) * 1402 **Battle of Casalecchio January 26 Alberico da Barbiano for Milan defeats… …   Wikipedia

  • List of fictional countries — is a list of fictional countries from published works of fiction (books, films, television series, etc.). Fictional works describe all the countries in the following list as located somewhere on the surface of the Earth as we know it mdash; as… …   Wikipedia

  • List of EastEnders characters (1985) — The following is a list of characters that first appeared in the BBC soap opera EastEnders in 1985, by order of first appearance. They were all introduced by executive producer Julia Smith. The first episode of EastEnders was broadcast on 19… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Cyprus-related topics — This page list topics related to Cyprus. NOTOC 0 9A*AKEL *Akrotiri and DhekeliaBC*Communications in Cyprus *Cuisine of Cyprus *Cypriot National Guard *Cyprus Automobile Association *Cyprus Basketball Federation *Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Turkish people — This is a list of notable Turkish people. Actors/actresses * İsmail Ferhat Özlü * Güllü Agop * Tarık Akan Actor * Azra Akın Model, Miss World 2002 * Barış Akarsu * Filiz Akın – Actress * Fatih Akın, film director * Metin Akpınar – Actor * Derya… …   Wikipedia

  • List of countries and territories by maritime boundaries — This is a list of countries and territories by maritime boundaries with other countries and territories. The list encompasses adjacent maritime nations and territories with a special focus on the boundaries or borders which distinguish them. For… …   Wikipedia

  • List of countries and territories by land and maritime borders — This is a list of countries and territories by land and maritime borders. For each country or territory, the number and identity of other countries and territories that neighbor it are listed. Land borders and maritime boundaries are included and …   Wikipedia

  • List of lists of ethnic groups — The following is a list of lists of ethnic groups: By region * Africa ** North Africa ** Horn of Africa ** Sub Saharan Africa * Americas (indigenous) ** Brazil ** USA *** Alaska *** Hawaii ** Canada * Asia ** Southeast Asia *** Vietnam *** Laos… …   Wikipedia

  • List of EU people — This list is specific to the EU. For a list of people from Europe who had significant impact outside their home country, see List of important Europeans .This is a list of well known people from the European Union.It should only include people… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Greek Americans — This is a list of notable Greek Americans. ListActors*Thea Andrews born Canada Entertainment Tonight in USA. Family originates from Macedonia, Greece *Jennifer Aniston Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning film/television actress, best known for… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.