Famous Greek - Greek Celebrities

With its large gamut of beautiful gods and goddesses, awe-inspiring mythical heroes and their stories on crusade, courage, and conquer and a civilization seeped in mythology and mystical, Greece has always been a thing of fancy for most people. And why not? Hellenic beauty, mythology and hospitability has always attracted plethora of attention, and mostly for the right reasons. But if you thought that Grecian charm was limited to just that, know that Greece has produced some truly world-class men and women too, who have left an indelible impression in the history of the world and how? From Olympian stalwarts and mighty conquerors to epic poets and enigmatic philosophers and from inspiring statesman and legendary lawmakers to avant-garde physicians and poignant painters, Greece has stamped its excellence in the world map with its inspiring lot of famous people. Let us all trail down the life, timeline, trivia and interesting facts in their equally enthusing biographies covered here.

Find out more about the greatest Greeks, including Alexander the Great, Cleopatra, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Aristotle and Plato.

The Most Famous Greek

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Pythagoras570 BCGreekPythagoras of Samos was a Greek mathematician and philosopher
Giannis AntetokounmpoDecember 6, 1994GreekGiannis Antetokounmpo, is a Greek basketball player
Socrates470 BCGreekSocrates was one of the most influential Greek philosophers of the ancient era
Polyxeni FerfeliMarch 28, 1994GreekPolyxeni Ferfeli is a Greek model, Instagrammer, and social media personality
Pericles494 BCGreekPericles was an important Greek statesman, orator, patron of the arts, politician, and general of Athens who lived from 495–429 B.C
Solon638 BCGreekSolon was an Athenian lawmaker, poet and politician
Homer800 BCGreekHomer was a legendary ancient Greek poet who composed the great epics, the Iliad, and, the Odyssey
Aeschylus525 BCGreekAeschylus was an eminent Greek tragedian
Antonis SamarasMay 23, 1951GreekAntonis Samaras is a Greek politician who served as Prime Minister of Greece from 2012 to 2015
Sophocles496 BCGreekSophocles was an ancient Greek poet and tragedian, who was famous for his tragedies
Leonidas I

Leonidas I

Leonidas I was a king of the ancient Sparta

Greek540 BC162 views

Isaiah

Isaiah was one of the most influential prophets in Judaism

Israeli108 views

Costa Gavras

Costa-Gavras is a renowned Greek-French film director and producer who is known for making films with overt political themes

FrenchFebruary 12, 1933110 views

Michael Cacoyannis

Michael Cacoyannis was a distinguished Greek Cypriot film director, producer and screenwriter

GreekJune 11, 1921110 views

Elia Kazan

Elia Kazan was a Greek-American film and stage director known for many hit plays and movies

GreekSeptember 7, 1909121 views

Strabo

Strabo was a Greek geographer, philosopher and historian who lived more than two thousand years ago, in the early days of the Roman Empire

Greek64 BC103 views

Hipparchus

Hipparchus was a Greek astronomer and mathematician

Greek190 BC139 views

Pytheas

Pytheas was a Greek geographer and explorer from the Greek colony of Massalia

Greek350 BC110 views

Theodora

Theodora was one of the most influential Byzantine empresses and the wife of Emperor Justinian I

Turkish497164 views

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great, also known as Alexander III of Macedon, was the king of Macedonia from 336 to 323 B.C

Greek127 views