Top 20 most important and famous people from Greece

My opinion about the most important or famous people from modern Greece
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Last updated: January 26, 2023
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Greece's national poet. He is best known for the Hymn to Liberty
Dionysios Solomos
Writer, political thinker and revolutionary, active in the Modern Greek Enlightenment. Pioneer of the Greek War of Independence remembered as a national hero in Greece
Rigas Feraios
Writer, author of Zorba the Greek, Christ Recrucified and The Last Temptation of Christ
Nikos Kazantzakis
Greek-Egyptian poet, journalist, translator and civil servant
Constantine P. Cavafy
Modernist poet, winner of Nobel Prize in Literature in 1963
Giorgos Seferis
Romantic modernist writer, winner of Nobel Prize in Literature in 1979
Odysseas Elytis
Scholar founder of modern Greek literature and a major figure in the Greek Enlightenment
Adamantios Korais
Leader of the Greek national liberation movement. He is noted for his contribution to the expansion of Greece and promotion of liberal-democratic policies. Prime minister of Greece for over 12 years, spanning eight terms between 1910 and 1933
Eleftherios Venizelos
Military officer and politician who served as the Prime Minister of Greece from 1936 until his death in 1941
Ioannis Metaxas
Military officer and political leader who ruled Greece as a military dictator from 1967 to 1973
Georgios Papadopoulos
Politician a dominant figure in Greek politics, known for founding the political party PASOK, which he led from 1974 to 1996
Andreas Papandreou
Prime Minister of Greece from 2015 to 2019
Alexis Tsipras
Director of A Streetcar Named Desire and On the Waterfront, three times winner of Academy Award
Elia Kazan
Actress famous for her roles in The Guns of Navarone, Zorba the Greek and The Trojan Women
Irene Papas
Actress famous for her role in For Whom the Bell Tolls, winner of Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1944
Katina Paxinou
Actress, singer, activist, and politician. She received an Academy Award nomination for her performance in the film Never on Sunday
Melina Mercouri
Composer of The Ballad of Mauthausen, which has been described as the most beautiful musical work ever written about the Holocaust. He was also a politician
Mikis Theodorakis
Soprano, one of the most influential opera singers of XX century
Maria Callas
Tennis player fourth in the ATP ranking
Stefanos Tsitsipas
Husband of Queen Elizabeth II
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Level 60
Mar 3, 2023
No Giannis Antetokounmpo?
Level 46
Mar 3, 2023
Sorry, I forgot him