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Famous Greeks

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

K - L

  • Fotis Kafatos biologist
  • Leonidas Kalidonis journalist
  • Manolis Kalomiris composer
  • Kalopedis family renowned jewelers
  • Melina Kanakaredes actress
  • Constantine Kanaris freedom fighter, politician
  • Konstantinos Karamanlis former president and four time prime minister
  • Konstantinos Karatheodoris physicist
  • Elia Kazan film maker
  • Nikos Kazantzakis author, zorba the greek
  • Stelios Kazantzidis singer
  • Sophia Kokosalaki fashion designer
  • George Korres natural cosmetics creator
  • John Latsis shipping magnate
  • Vicky Leandros composer, musician, singer
  • Leonidas I king of sparta
  • Spiros Louis first olympic marathon champion
M - O
  • Philip II of Macedon macedonian king, father of alexander the great
  • Pavlos Melas freedom fighter, officer hellenic army(born in france)
  • Melina Mercouri actress, politician
  • Ioannis Metaxas general, former prime minister
  • George Michael singer
  • Miltiades military leader
  • George Mitchell u.s. entrepreneur, developer
  • Dimitri Mitropoulos composer
  • Nana Mouskouri singer
  • Myron sculptor
  • Stravos Niachos shipping magnate
  • Odysseus (Ulysses) hero of epic poem, Odyssey
  • Aristotle Onassis shipping magnate
P
  • Panteleimon physician, saint
  • Andreas Papandreou former prime minister
  • George Papanicolaou physician, inventor (pap smear)
  • Irene Papas actress
  • Evangelos 'Vangelis' Papathanassiou musician
  • George Pappas film producer
  • Parmenides philosopher
  • Alexander Payne film maker
  • Periander philosopher
  • Perikles statesman
  • Phidias sculptor, painter
  • Pindar poet
  • Pittacos statesman, military leader, philosopher
  • Plato philosopher
  • Plutarch greek historian, biographer, essayist
  • Praxiteles sculptor
  • Prince Philip duke of edinburgh
  • Pyrrhus king of hellenistic kingdom of epirus
  • Pythagoras mathematician
  • Pytheas geographer and explorer
R - Z
  • Artemios "Demis" Roussos singer, musician
  • (born in Egypt)
  • Scopas sculptor
  • Giorgos Seferis poet, diplomat, nobel laureate
  • Lambros Skordas chairman aris thessaloniki football club
  • Socrates philosopher
  • Solon lawmaker, poet
  • Sophocles playwright, famous for 'oedipus tyrannus'
  • Chris Spheeris composer
  • John Stamos actor
  • Pamphylia Tanailidi actress
  • Thales philosopher
  • Mikis Theodorakis composer
  • Domenicos Theotokopoulos (El Greco) artist
  • Vassilis Tsitsanis composer
  • Psathas Vaggelis zourna player
  • John Varvatos fashion designer
  • Eleftherious Venizelos former prime minister
  • Yanni composer, pianist
  • Theodoros Zagorakis footballer
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.