35 Famous People from Greece

Can you name 35 famous people from Greece?
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Greek historian, widely referred to as “The Father of History”
Ancient Greek tragedian and author of Antigone, Ajax and Oedipus Rex
Singer who had international hit records as a solo performer in the 1970s
Demis Roussos
Thracian gladiator who was one of the escaped slave leaders in the Third Servile War
Singer whose single "Shake It" is the all-time bestselling single in Greece
Sakis Rouvas
Singer who won Eurovision Song contest in 2005
Helena Paparizou
Greek-French film director who won an Oscar for the movie Z
Costa Gavras
Shipping tycoon, who had the world’s biggest super tankers built for his fleet
Stavros Niarchos
Female tennis player who has been ranked as high as world No. 3 in 2022 by WTA
Maria Sakkari
Highest-ranked Greek tennis player in history
Stefanos Tsitsipas
Legendary author of The Iliad and The Odessey
Politician and general during the Golden Age of Athens
Composer of music for movies Chariots of Fire and 1492: Conquest of Paradise
Legendary fabulist who was the reputed creator of numerous short tales
Physician of the Classical Greece and an outstanding figure in the history of medicine
Philosopher who defined the first principle as “the first basis from which a thing is known”
Basketball player and two-time MVP in the NBA
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Mathematician whose achievements is deriving an accurate approximation of number pi
Songwriter who composed the song for the film Zorba the Greek
Mikis Theodorakis
Actress known for her parts in the ancient Greek comedies and tragedies
Irene Papas
Singer who came to fame with her song ‘’The White Rose of Athens” in 1969
Nana Mouskouri
Author whose famous works are Zorba the Greek and Christ Recrucified
Nikos Kazantzakis
Painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance
El Greco
King of Sparta who led the allied Greek forces to the Battle of Thermopylae.
Oscar nominated actress and the first female Minister of Culture and Sports
Melina Mercouri
Shipping magnate who was married to Jacqueline Kennedy
Aristotle Onassis
Philosopher who discovered the theorem of relations among the three sides of a right triangle
King of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon
Alexander the Great
Opera singer known for her passionate love affair with famous shipping magnate
Maria Callas
Captain of national football team who won UEFA EURO 2004
Theodoros Zagorakis
Bouzouki player and one of the founders of modern Rebetiko and Laiko music
Vassilis Tsitsanis
Philosopher who contributed the theory of Forms known by pure reason
Prime minister of Greece from 1981 to 1989 and from 1993 to 1996
Andreas Papandreou
Basketball player, widely regarded as one of Europe's greatest scorers
Nikos Galis
Philosopher from Athens who is credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy
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