The 30 Greatest Greeks

In 2009, Greek TV network Skai TV made a show about the 100 greatest Greeks of all time. Can you name the top 30?
Use the Latin alphabet, not the Greek one
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Last updated: September 15, 2018
First submittedMarch 2, 2018
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What they did / were
Greek
1
He conquered Persia
Alexander the Great
2
Physician who invented the "Pap smear" test
George Papanikolaou
3
Greek general who defeated the Ottomans in 1822
Theodoros Kolokotronis
4
Prime Minister and President in the latter half of the 20th century
Konstantinos Karamanlis
5
First moral philosopher, died by drinking hemlock
Socrates
6
"Father of Western Philosophy"
Aristotle
7
Leader of the Greek national liberation movement, "Ethnarch"
Eleftherios Venizelos
8
First president of independent Greece
Ioannis Kapodistrias
9
Founder of the Academy in Athens
Plato
10
Statesman, orator and general of Athens
Pericles
11
Songwriter, Zorba's Dance
Mikis Theodorakis
12
Mathematician, theory of functions of a real variable
Constantin Carathéodory
13
Actress and activist against the Greek junta
Melina Mercouri
14
Three times Prime Minister in the 80s and 90s
Andreas Papandreou
15
Writer of Zorba the Greek and translator of The Divine Comedy
Nikos Kazantzakis
16
Major exponent of romantic modernism
Odysseus Elytis
17
Wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey
Homer
18
Composer, "Éntekhno", Never on Sunday
Manos Hadjidakis
19
Spartan warrior king at the Battle of Thermopylae
Leonidas I
20
"Father of Medicine"
Hippocrates
21
a² + b² = c²
Pythagoras
22
Poet, journalist and civil servant
Constantine P. Cavafy
23
Greek American soprano, "La Divina"
Maria Callas
24
Mathematician from Syracuse, Sicily
Archimedes
25
Second husband of Jackie Kennedy
Aristotle Onassis
26
Seven time Prime Minister, Rio-Antirrio bridge
Charilaos Trikoupis
27
Painter of the Spanish Renaissance (the name means "the Greek", in Spanish)
El Greco
28
He died in the fall of Constantinople
Constantine XI
29
Nobel laureate, poet and diplomat
Giorgos Seferis
30
Active in the modern Greek Enlightenment, pioneer of independence
Rigas Feraios
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