Talk:List of people from Greece

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Why is written "Greek actress", "Greek shipping magnate", "Greek composer", "Greek philosopher", etc. on each person ? It's obvious that they're Greek, since this is the "List of Greeks"! Bogdan 20:43, 24 Nov 2003 (UTC)

Cleaned up and removed the redundant language. So there shouldn't be a problem, as of me writing this message. However, its bound to re-occur as people add more names.Aggelophoros 04:09, 19 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Euclidean geometry[edit]

I've removed the label Euclidean geometry from all of the Scientists entries except Euclid himself. Ancient Greek geometers can be said to have worked on Euclidean geometry (in the modern sense) only to the extent that it was the only type of geometry around at that time; in this sense the term is completely redundant, much like specifying Greek on every entry. And to say that someone who lived two hundred years before Euclid (Pythagoras) studied Euclidean geometry is a bit of an anachronism. - dcljr 19:22, 8 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Constantine the Great[edit]

Constantine the Great has been added as he is one of the most immportant Greeks of all time. His father was a Greek general from Naussis and his mother either Greek or slavic— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:10, 27 November 2005 (UTC)


Would Shaya, I entered her under "Singers", be appropriate to be entered in this list? Since its title: "Famous Greeks or Greek-speaking/writing people". She's not Greek by birth but did immigrant to the country and when young and speaks the language fluently. ~Mallaccaos—Preceding undated comment added by Mallaccaos (talkcontribs) 04:08, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

red links[edit]

This article is overburdened with red links. Some are persistently re-added. If someone is famous enough to be on the list, then they surely deserve an article. If they're in fact not famous or significant enough for an article (as it's clear many of these people aren't) then why should they be included in the list? --Mel Etitis (��ελ Ετητης) 17:00, 10 February 2006 (UTC)


the article needs a section on poets, from the ancients up to moderns, kavafis, seferis, elytis, ritsos, etc.—Preceding unsigned comment added by JJAKTA (talkcontribs) 00:06, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

There's already a List of Greek language poets page, linked to from the panel in this article. --Mel Etitis (��ελ Ετητης) 09:26, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

This topic should be renamed as Greek heritage![edit]

I am wonderful that Pete Sampras, Mark Philippoussis and Marcos Baghdatis are under the List of Greeks but Michael Chang is not under List of Chinese or List of Taiwanese!!! 17:38, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

Mathematicians and scientists[edit]

This article needs a section on mathmeaticians and scientists! -ptsourkas— Preceding undated comment added by (talk) 17:21, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

See the link in the box to the right of the page. --Mel Etitis (Μελ Ετητης) 07:40, 16 May 2006 (UTC)


You cannot have a summary for what you think a "Greek person" is, and you especially can not include people who are "Greek language|Greek -speaking/writing". If you have a list called "List of Greeks", it must have people on it who are Greek (or at least who have been described as "Greek" by a reliable source), not who are anything that you think makes them Greek. Anything else is a violation of Original Research. There is also no point in listing Americans, because there is a list of Greek-Americans, so if everyone on that list automatically belongs here, then why do we have that list at all? Mad Jack O'Lantern 15:32, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

What is the basis for your list of commands and claims? --Mel Etitis (Μελ Ετητης) 22:21, 24 May 2006 (UTC)
Maybe trying to bring order to the disorder that is Wikipedia?? This list needs to be either renamed or edited, take your pick. Pete Sampras is an American of Greek descent for example. --Tom 00:02, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
It's very simple Mel Etitis. If you want to keep that definition, you're going to have to cite that it's the definition for "Greek" from a reliable source. If you want to keep Aniston here, you're going to have to cite a source (a reliable source, not a trivia website) that calls her "Greek" (not Greek-American). It's that simple - basic Wiki policy. Mad Jack O'Lantern 00:34, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

Let's get things straight, which the assumption of an adversarial process by Jack O'Lantern and Threeafterthree might be muddying. The summary isn't mine, adn I have no proprietorial interest in it. Rather, after cleaning up and defending this list for a while, I saw someone with no previous interest in it suddenly change the summary without any attempt at discussion with other editors. I'm open to discussion as to how to improve the list – and am more than happy to agree that it needs improvement – but the abrupt and arrogant way in which Jack O'Lantern swept in and started laying down the law was not the way to achieve Wikipedia-style consensus.

Note that "This is a list of Greek people" is absurd as a summary. All Greek people? A random selection? Note also that limiting entries to people for whom there are articles in Wiuikipedia is standard for a wide range of lists, as it's about the only way easily to limit the list to notable people. --Mel Etitis (Μελ Ετητης) 22:20, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

Anyone can edit any article, regardless how much effort or time other editors spent on it. Anyway, of course it should be "Notable Greek people", as obviously anyone listed on Wikipedia or who has an article has to be notable. We don't need consensus of any sort because this isn't about the opinions of Wikipedia editors, which are irrelevant (in fact, too much of Wikipedia seems to be decided because three or four editors agreed to it, when almost any argument can be solved using our basic policies). The whole point is we can only report what reliable sources have said - so if a reliable source gave a summary like the one we had for "Greek", we could include that as description, but we can't come up with our own criteria for inclusion or our own descriptions if the list is explicitly titled "List of Greeks". Using the policies, the only criteria we can possibly have, aside from notability, is that the people listed have actually been described as "Greek" by reliable sources. Is there a policy against using red links? Some red linked people are certainly notable (just as some people with articles are not), and just haven't had a Wikipedia article about them yet (this can especially be true with foreign people); in fact, a red link on a page like this - for a notable person - can encourage someone to write an article about them. If there's no policy forbidding red links, then I don't see how we can put in instructions forbidding them here. Mad Jack 22:33, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

Mel, please don't say I am mudding anything thank you very much. I am also my own editor as well, just happens that I am interested in bios and ethnicity currently.....WHAT is this a list of??? WHY are Greek Americans on this list if they already have their own list. IMveryHO, A list of Greeks should be a list of people who are of Greek nationality. Is that really so bizzare or complicated. Again, take my example of Pete Sampras, he might be of Greek descent, but he is considered to be American or if you like Greek-American.Maybe we can get more people to comment in here?? Thanks! --Tom 00:37, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

I agree with Jack. I will help him by deleting any name that is not sourced to a reputable source that states that the person concerned is Greek. See List of British Jews for in-depth discussion of the issues and how the policies of Wikipedia apply.

As an example, you can include Pete Sampras if and only if you provide a source that describes him as Greek. Not "of Greek ancestry". Not "has a Greek father". Not "Greek-American".

I agree that the list should not include redlinks. The argument for including them is that someone might write the article. The argument against is that they haven't so there is no more reason to list the person than any other Greek. Grace Note 05:14, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

I think the subject of red links should probably be discussed and decided upon on some policy page, so having/not having them would be a clear policy across all lists/articles/etc. Mad Jack 08:01, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

List of GREEKS right??[edit]

What is going on?? Seriously! I moved Aniston to US section. WHY is there a US section or ANY other nationality section in the first place??. They have or should have their own list. I ate a Gerro(sp) and watched My Big Fat Greek Wedding this morning. Besides having no notability, do I belong on the list?? Seriously, the Greek pride is wonderful, very touching, but we/I/you/somebody HAS to come up with a defintion of "Greeks" ie, born there or citizen of or whatever can be decided on. This is the same problem with "List of British Jews", "List of anti-semetic people", List of Poles" on and on and on and on.... --Tom 14:29, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

OR, forget the definition since this too will be subjective, AGAIN, provide a FEW RELIABLE sources that say JOE SMOE is Greek. PERIOD. Then include them. NO original research. NO Greek pride. NO but this person feels like they are XXX, ect, ect. WHY oh WHY is it SO DAM important that Aniston/Sampras/I don't care who/ is INCLUDED in this list??? The reason for me that its so DAM inportant that they AREN'T included in the list is because it appears their inclusion is AGENDA driven. Sorry for NOT assuming good faith but I am a pretty jadded guy. I don't care if your intentions are good OR bad, leave them at the door and lets edits this and ALL lists based on 110% certainty that the individual belongs on the list. If there is even a question, JUST LEAVE THEM OFF for now UNTIL it can be established (on the talk page) beyond refute that they should belong. OK rip away it me....--Tom 14:39, 30 May 2006 (UTC)
Whoa... Let's calm down a little here people... As far as I can tell, Greek suggests that the person is born in Greece (regardless of where they live now). American Greek suggests that the person is an American of Greek descent. Does anyone/everyone agree with my definition? By my definition Jennifer Aniston is a Greek American. And it's Gyro. :) --Dakart 00:28, 31 May 2006 (UTC)
By the way - By my definition Spiro Agnew, Dukakis... all need to be moved to the American Greeks list... We need to come to a consensus on this. --Dakart 00:33, 31 May 2006 (UTC)
Hi Dakart, your posts makes alot of sense, therefore you should LEAVE immediately, j/k BIG SMILE. I would also add persons that are Greek nationals ie current citizens or citizens when they gain their notoriaty. I also use WP:MOSBIO as a good guide for editing biographies. What does their bio call them?? If it calls them Greek in the header get them in here otherwise leave them out. So yes, MOVE THE GREEK AMERICANS to their own list that already exists. Another way as mention before is to cite what other sources reffer to the person as. Thanks, ps my spelling SUCKSSS!! --Tom 00:41, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

Heads up[edit]

I am doing some house cleaning. Just as an explaination I am looking at the people on this list via POP UPS. If their bio DOESN'T say they are Greek, I am removing them. In my edit summary I am saying "not Greek". Please do not take offense, I understand that they might be of Greek descent or have Greek parents, ect. If somebody was born in Greece or is in question, I am trying to leave them on. Like the list of political folks seems very interesting, ie Prince Philip. Anyways, again do not be offended, just trying to make this a list of people who are identified as being Greek by THE most reliable source.....WIKIPEDIA :) Thanks! --Tom 15:02, 31 May 2006 (UTC)


Philippousis should be kept in as he regards himself as both greek and australian ( have a look at the article for that).

Read article. Header says Austrialian. Period. To say it needs work is an understatement. It has ZERO sources. The article should be nuked and started over. I'll see if I can recruit somebody to work on it. See Stanisława Walasiewicz to see how an article can go from ZERO sources, I didn't believe a word of it before I researched her/him/err whatever to how the article stands now. Check it out for an interesting read.... Thanks! --Tom 23:41, 1 June 2006 (UTC)


"Panogottis Geou, an all round athelete unless he eats" i don't belive he is a real athlete. should we delete that entry agmpinia 03:03, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

I agree - without any documentary evidence (or even trivia website mention!) this entry should be deleted. Kitb 07:41, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

Comments at top of article[edit]

These two comments were at the top of the article, one visible: <I think a lot of these people are spoofs, are they not?>

<NB: Name 'scientist' is mis-spelt (rHS) - this has led to some confusion on the Talk page>

I removed them because that kind of editorial comment really belongs here. They seem to have been there for a while? Cheers Dina 21:14, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Removal of dubious person[edit]

The addition of the person Ilias Tsagaris, genius, has got to be a prank entry. I have therefore deleted it. -- 21:55, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Greek Journalist keeps getting deleted[edit]

Please add the article Iason Athanasiadis to your watchlist. Someone keeps doing a speedy delete on the article for no reason.--Zereshk 00:55, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

What an awful, awful article[edit]

What's with 17 billion redlinks on this page? Cna someone do something about this? -R. fiend (talk) 02:55, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Meh. Nevermind. Went back to an earlier version. -R. fiend (talk) 02:56, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Greeks in Routledge World Who's Who

1. ADAMIS Mihalis (Michael) Greek composer and choral director

2. AHRWEILER Hélène French/Greek university professor and administrator; Professor Emeritus, University of Paris (Sorbonne)

3. ALEXAKIS Vassilis French/Greek author

4. ALOGOSKOUFIS Georgios Greek economist, academic and politician

5. ANAGNOSTAKI Loula Greek playwright

6. ANDROUTSOPOULOS Adamantios Greek politician

7. ANGELOPOULOS Theo Greek film director

8. ANGELOPOULOS-DASKALAKI Gianna Greek business executive, politician and sports administrator

9. ANGHELAKI-ROOKE Katerina Greek poet and translator

10. ANTONACOPOULOS Lefteris Greek business executive

11. ANTONAKAKIS Dimitris Greek architect

12. ANTONAKAKIS-KOLOKYTHA Maria-Suzana Greek architect

13. ANTONAKOPOULOS, Gen. Georgios Greek army officer

14. ANTONIOU Theodore Greek composer, conductor and teacher; Professor of Music Composition and Theory Emeritus, Boston University

15. APERGHIS Georges Greek composer

16. ARGIRIS Spiros Greek conductor

17. ARSENIS Gerasimos Greek economist and politician

18. ARVANITAKI Eleftheria Greek singer

19. ASPIOTOU Koula Greek shipping executive

20. ASTERIADIS Iraklis Greek diplomatist; Permanent Representative, Council of Europe

21. ATHANASIOU, Lt-Gen. Christos Greek army officer

22. AVRAMOPOULOS Dimitris Greek politician, fmr diplomatist and EU official; Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship , European Commission

23. AVRANAS Alexandros Greek film director

24. BAKOYANNIS Dora Greek politician

25. BALTAZANIS Kostas Greek musician (guitar), music educator and writer

26. BALTSA Agnes Greek singer (mezzo-soprano)

27. BECATOROS Stefanos Greek librarian, poet and writer

28. BEGLITIS Panagiotis (Panos) Greek diplomatist and politician

29. BIKAS Konstantinos Greek diplomatist

30. BOUDOURIS Georges Greek university professor and engineer; Professor Emeritus, University of Athens

31. BROUMAS Olga Greek poet, translator and academic; Professor of Practice of English, Brandeis University

32. CACOYANNIS Michael Greek film and stage director and actor

33. CARIDIS Miltiades Greek/German conductor

34. CHARALAMBOPOULOS Yannis Greek politician

35. CHINOFOTIS, Adm. Panagiotis Greek politician, fmr naval officer and fmr chief of defence

36. CHLITSIOS George Greek conductor, composer and academic; Music Director, Tsakalof Symphony Orchestra and Opera

37. CHRISOCHOIDIS Michalis Greek lawyer and politician

38. CHRISTIDES Konstantinos (Kostas) Greek composer and musician (piano)

39. CHRISTIDES Michael B. Greek diplomatist and international organization official; Secretary-General, Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organisation

40. CHRISTODOULAKIS Nikos M. Greek engineer, academic and politician ; Professor of Economic Analysis, Athens University of Economics

41. CHRISTODOULOS, Archbishop Greek ecclesiastic

42. CHRISTODOULOU Demetrios Greek/American mathematician, physicist and academic; Professor of Mathematics and Physics, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

43. CHRYSANTHOPOULOS Leonidas T. Greek diplomatist and international organization executive; Ambassador A.H

44. CHRYSSA American (b. Greek) artist

45. CONSTANTINE II, King of the Hellenes Greek

46. CONSTAS Dimitri Greek academic, research institute director and fmr government official; Professor of International Relations, Panteion University

47. CONTOGEORGIS George Greek political scientist and professor of political science ; Professor of Political Science, Panteion University of Athens

48. COSTA-GAVRAS Constantin French (b. Greek) film director and screenwriter

49. COUROUPOS Yorgos Greek composer

50. CROCETTI Nicola Greek editor, journalist and translator; Editor, Poesia magazine

51. DAMANAKI Maria Greek chemical engineer, politician, international organization official and fmr EU official; Global Managing Director for Oceans, The Nature Conservancy

52. DASKALAKI Katerina Greek journalist, politician and

53. DASKALOPOULOS Dimitris Greek business executive and art collector

54. DEAMBROSIS Mercedes Spanish/Greek novelist

55. DENDIAS Nikolaos Greek lawyer and politician

56. DENDOULIS Athanassios Greek diplomatist

57. DIAMANTOPOULOU Anna Greek politician and international organization official

58. DIMAS Pyrros Greek weightlifter ( retd) and politician

59. DIMAS Stavros Greek lawyer and politician; Vice-President, Nea Demokratia (New Democracy)

60. DINOPOULOS Argyris Greek lawyer, journalist, war correspondent and politician

61. DOUFEXIS Stella German/Greek singer (mezzo-soprano)

62. DRIVALA Jenny Greek singer (soprano)

63. DROSSOS Petros Greek sound engineer and producer

64. DROSSOYIANNIS Anthony Greek politician and fmr army officer

65. DROUTSAS Dimitris P. Greek lawyer, academic and politician

66. ECONOMOU Michalis Greek music conductor; Music Director, Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra

67. EURIPIDES Georganopoulos Greek composer, producer and musician (keyboards)

68. EVANGELATOS Daphne Greek singer (mezzo-soprano)

69. EVERT Militiades Greek politician

70. EXARCHOS Antonios Greek diplomatist

71. FAKANAS Yiorgos Greek musician (bass), composer, arranger and writer; Founder and Artistic Director, Art Music School

72. FLORAKIS Charilaos Ioannou Greek politician

73. FOSTIERIS Antonis Greek editor and poet

74. FOUSKAS Vassilis K. Greek political scientist and academic; Professor of International Relations, Richmond University, London

75. FRANGOU Angeliki Greek business executive; Chairman and CEO, Navios Maritime Holdings

76. GALANAKI Rhea Greek writer

77. GARGANAS Nikolaos C. Greek economist and fmr central banker; Honorary Governor, Bank of Greece

78. GATZOULIS Michael Athanasios Greek/British cardiologist ; Academic Head, Adult Congenital Heart Centre and Centre for Pulmonary Hypertension, Royal Brompton Hospital; Professor of Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease, National Heart and Lung Institute

79. GENNIMATA Fofi Greek politician; Chairman, Panellínio Socialistiko Kinima (PASOK—Panhellenic Socialist Movement)

80. GEORGANAS Nicolas D. Greek/Canadian computer engineer and academic

81. GEORGIOU Andreas Greek economist

82. GHIZIKIS, Gen. Phaidon Greek army officer

83. GIANNAKOU Marietta Greek neurologist and politician

84. GIANNITSIS Anastasios Greek economist, academic, business executive and government minister

85. GIOSEFFI Daniela Italian/Greek/Polish/American poet, novelist, literary critic , editor, teacher and performer (retd)

86. GITONAS Constantinos I. Greek politician

87. GOULANDRIS Niki Greek ecologist and women's organization executive; President, The Goulandris Natural History Museum

88. GOUMAS Yannis Greek poet

89. GOUNARIS Elias Greek diplomatist

90. GRAPSAS, Gen. Dimitrios Greek military officer

91. HARDOUVELIS Gikas A. Greek economist, academic and government official; Professor of Finance and Economics, Department of Banking and Financial Management, University of Piraeus

92. HATZIANO Markella Greek singer (mezzo-soprano)

93. HAVIARAS Stratis Greek writer and fmr librarian; Vice-President, Hellenic Authors Society

94. HELMIS Dimitrios Greek promoter and agent

95. HUFFINGTON Arianna Greek/American editor and internet industry executive; Founder and CEO, Thrive Global

96. ICONOMOU Panajotis Greek singer (bass)

97. ILIOPOULOS Dimitris Greek diplomatist and EU official; Permanent Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, European Union

98. ILIOPOULOS John Greek physicist and academic

99. IRINEOS I, His Holiness Patriarch Greek ecclesiastic

100. ISSAIA Nana Greek poet, essayist, writer, translator and painter

101. KAKLAMANIS Apostolos Greek politician and lawyer

102. KAKOURIS Constantine Greek judge

103. KAMMENOS Panagiotis (Panos) Greek economist and politician; Minister of National Defence

104. KAMPOURIS Emmanuel Andrew Greek business executive

105. KAPILIDIS Nick Greek musician (drums)

106. KAPODISTRIAS Panagiotis Greek priest, academic and poet

107. KARACHALIOS Athanasios Greek petroleum industry executive

108. KARAHLIOU-TOKA Melita Greek poet and writer

109. KARAMANLIS Konstantinos (Kostas) Greek politician and lawyer

110. KARAMBA Greek journalist and poet

111. KARATZAFERIS Georgios Greek politician, journalist and media executive; Leader, Popular Orthodox Rally (Laikos Orthodoxos Synagermos—LAOS)

112. KARAVIA Lia Hadzopoulou Greek writer, poet, essayist, actress, dramatist and theatre director; Director, Theatre Workshop of Nea Smyrni

113. KASKARELIS Vassilis Greek diplomatist and foundation executive; Senior Advisor and Member, Executive Management Team , Stavros Niarchos Foundation

114. KASTANIDIS Haris Greek lawyer and politician; Chairman, Parliamentary Group, Social Agreement

115. KATSELI Loukia-Tarsitsa (Louka) Greek economist, academic, politician and banking executive; Chairman, National Bank of Greece

116. KATSIFARAS Georgios Greek politician

117. KAVAKOS Leonidas Greek violinist

118. KAVRAKOS Dimitri Greek singer (bass)

119. KEDERIS Konstadinos Greek professional athlete

120. KITSIKIS Dimitri Canadian/French/Greek poet, historian and academic; Professor Emeritus, Department of History, University of Ottawa

121. KOKKAS Vassilios Greek/German composer

122. KOKKOS Yannis French (b. Greek) stage director and stage designer

123. KONIDARIS Ioannis (John) Greek professor of law; Professor of Ecclesiastical Law, University of Athens

124. KONSTANTOPOLOU Zoi Greek lawyer and politician

125. KONTOGEORGIS Georgios Greek politician and public servant

126. KORANDIS Yannis Greek diplomatist

127. KOTZIAS Nikolaos Greek political scientist, academic, diplomatist and politician; Minister of Foreign Affairs

128. KOUKOS Periklis Greek composer and opera director

129. KOULENTIANOS Denis Greek journalist, writer and poet

130. KOULOUMBIS Evangelos Greek politician and engineer

131. KOULOURIANOS Dimitrios Greek economist

132. KOUROUMBLIS Panagiotis (Panos) Greek politician; Minister of Shipping and Island Policy

133. KOURVETARIS George A. American/Greek academic, writer and editor

134. KOUTSOUMPAS Dimitris Greek lawyer and politician; General Secretary, Kommunistiko Komma Elladas (KKE—Communist Party of Greece)

135. KOUVELIS Fotis-Fanourios (Fotis) Greek lawyer and politician; President, Dimokratiki Aristera (DIMAR—Democratic Left)

136. KYRIAKOU Minos Greek shipowner and business executive; Chairman, Antenna Group

137. KYRIAZIDIS Nicolas Greek economist

138. LABARDAKIS Augoustinos Greek ecclesiastic ; Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Germany and Exarch of Central Europe

139. LAMBRAKI Irini Greek politician

140. LAMBRAKIS Christos D. Greek newspaper proprietor and journalist

141. LAMBRINIDIS Stavros Greek lawyer, politician and diplomatist; Special Representative for Human Rights, European Union

142. LATSIS John Greek shipowner and banker

143. LEMOS Nikolas Spyridon Greek business executive

144. LIBERAKI Margarita Greek novelist and dramatist

145. MALLIAS Alexandros P. Greek diplomatist ; Special Adviser, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)

146. MANESIS Aristovoulos Greek professor of constitutional law

147. MANGAKIS Georgios Alexandros Greek politician and lawyer

148. MANIATOPOULOS Constantinos S. Greek EU official and business executive

149. MANITAKIS Antonis Greek lawyer, academic and politician; Dean of Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, Neapolis University, Cyprus

150. MANOLAS, Lt Gen. Christos Greek army officer; Chief of Hellenic Army General Staff

151. MARINOS Ioannis Greek journalist

152. MARKESINIS Spyros Greek politician, lawyer and historian

153. MARKOPOULOS Christos Greek politician and nuclear chemist; President, Interbalkan Cooperation

154. MASMANIDIS Costas Greek chemist, business executive and international organization executive; Secretary-General, Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) Business Council

155. MASTORAKI Jenny Greek poet and translator

156. MATESIS Pavlos Greek novelist, playwright and translator

157. MATTHIAS Stefanos Greek judge ( retd)

158. MAVRIKOS George Greek trade union official and international organization executive; General Secretary, World Federation of Trade Unions

159. MEIMARAKIS Evangelos-Vasileios (Vangelis) Greek lawyer and politician

160. MENAGIAS, Lt-Gen. Ioannis Greek military officer

161. MERIKAS George Greek physician, academic and politician

162. MICHAILIDIS Myron Greek conductor; Artistic Director, Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra

163. MICHALOLIAKOS Nikolaos G. Greek politician; General-Secretary, Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn)

164. MICHELAKIS Ioannis Greek journalist and politician

165. MITROPOULOS Efthimios E. Greek academic and international organization official

166. MITSIALIS Anastassis Greek diplomatist ; Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

167. MITSOTAKIS Constantine Greek politician

168. MITSOTAKIS Kyriakos Greek business executive and politician; President, Nea Demokratia (New Democracy)

169. MOLYVIATIS Petros Greek diplomatist and politician

170. MOURIKIS John Greek diplomatist ; Ambassador to Switzerland

171. MOUSKOURI Ioanna (Nana) Greek singer and fmr politician

172. MYTARAS Dimitris Greek artist

173. PALEOKRASSAS Yannis Greek politician

174. PALLI-PETRALIA Fani Greek politician and lawyer

175. PANAGIOTOPOULOS Panos Greek journalist, lawyer and politician

176. PANAGOPOULOS Christos P. Greek diplomatist and fmr naval officer; Ambassador to USA

177. PANGALOS Theodoros Greek politician, economist and lawyer

178. PANOU Themis Greek actor

179. PANTAZIS Lefteris Greek singer and actor

180. PAPACONSTANTINOU George Greek economist and politician

181. PAPADEMOS Lucas Demetrios Greek economist, banker and politician; Senior Fellow, Center for Financial Studies, Goethe University Frankfurt

182. PAPADIMITRIOU George Greek academic and lawyer

183. PAPADONGONAS Alexandros Greek politician and naval officer

184. PAPADOPOULOS Georgios Greek fmr head of state and army officer

185. PAPAGEORGIOU Kostas Greek poet, writer and editor

186. PAPAIOANNOU Miltiades Greek politician and lawyer

187. PAPANDREOU Elena Greek musician (classical guitar); Assistant Professor, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki

188. PAPANDREOU Georgios (George) A. Greek politician; President, Socialist International

189. PAPANDREOU Margarita Greek feminist; Global Co-ordinator, Women for Mutual Security

190. PAPANDREOU Vasiliki (Vasso) Greek politician

191. PAPANTONIOU Ioannis Greek politician

192. PAPARIGA Alexandra (Aleka) Greek politician

193. PAPAS Irene Greek actress

194. PAPATHANASIOU Ioannis Greek business executive and politician

195. PAPATHANASSIOU Aspassia Greek actress

196. PAPOULIAS George Dimitrios Greek diplomatist ( retd)

197. PAPOULIAS Karolos Greek politician, lawyer and fmr head of state

198. PAPOUTSIS Christos Greek economist and politician

199. PAPPAS Spyros Greek lawyer, judge, academic and EU official; Managing Partner, Pappas & Associates

200. PARAGIOUDAKIS, Gen. Manoussos Greek army officer

201. PARARA-EFTICHIDOU Nitsa Pagona Greek poet

202. PARASKEVOPOULOS Tryphon Greek diplomatist

203. PASCALIS Stratis Greek poet and translator

204. PASKALIS Kostas Greek singer (baritone)

205. PATILIS Yiannis Greek academic, poet, editor and publisher

206. PATTAKOS Stylianos Greek politician

207. PAVLOPOULOS Prokopis K. Greek lawyer, academic, politician and head of state; President

208. PESMAZOGLU John Stevens Greek politician, economist, university professor and central banker

209. PETRIDES Paul Greek historian and academic; Professor, Thessaloniki University

210. PETROS VII, His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch Greek-Cypriot/Egyptian ecclesiastic

211. PETSALNIKOS Philippos I. Greek lawyer and politician

212. PHILLIS Yannis A. Greek academic and poet; Professor, Technical University of Crete

213. PHILON Alexandre Greek diplomatist

214. PIKRAMMENOS Panagiotis Greek judge and government official

215. PILAVACHI Costa Greek/Canadian music industry executive ; Senior Vice-President, Classical Artists and Repertoire, Universal Music Group International

216. PINE Ana Greek poet, editor and publisher

217. PIPER-PYLARINOU Eftychia Greek banking executive

218. PISPINIS Vassilis-Achilleas Greek diplomatist

219. PLORITIS Marios Greek academic, writer, journalist and director

220. POLLARD Roula Greek poet and writer

221. POLYDORAS Vyron Greek lawyer, politician and writer; President, Union for the Fatherland and People

222. PORPHYRIOS Demetri Greek architect

223. POTTAKIS Yannis A. Greek politician

224. POULIDES Fotis George Greek diplomatist and shipping entrepreneur

225. PROVOPOULOS Georgios A. Greek economist, academic and fmr central banker; Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Eurobank EFG Bulgaria AD (Postbank)

226. BENAKI-PSAROUDA Anna Greek politician, lawyer and academic; Professor Emeritus of Criminal Law, University of Athens

227. RAGOUSSIS Yiannis Greek politician

228. RALLIS George J. Greek politician and lawyer

229. RAPANOS Vassilis Greek economist, politician and fmr central banker

230. RIVERS Ann Greek (b. American) poet

231. ROCANAS Charalambos Greek diplomatist

232. ROMBOTIS Anastasios Greek poet, writer and naval officer (retd )

233. ROTAS Nikiphoros Giorgos Greek composer

234. ROUSSOS Artemios (Demis) Ventouris Greek singer and musician (bass)

235. SACHINIDIS Philippos Greek economist, academic and politician

236. SACHTOURIS Miltos Greek poet

237. SAMARAKIS Antonis Greek author

238. SAMARAS Antonis C. Greek economist and politician

239. SAMARAS Zoe Greek academic

240. SANDIS Aristidis C. Greek diplomatist

241. SARTZETAKIS Christos A. Greek lawyer and fmr head of state

242. SAVVAIDES George V. Greek diplomatist (retd)

243. SAVVAS Minas American/Greek academic and poet

244. SCOPELITIS Anastase Greek diplomatist

245. SERRAS Dionysis Greek teacher and poet

246. SGOUROS Dimitris Greek pianist

247. SIFAKIS Joseph Greek/French computer scientist, institute director and consultant; Director, Centre de la Recherche Intégrative

248. SIMITIS Constantine (Costas) Greek lawyer and politician

249. SIOUFAS Dimitris Greek lawyer and politician

250. SKOULARIKIS Ioannis P. Greek politician and lawyer

251. SKOURAS Thanos Greek economist and academic; Professor Emeritus, Athens University of Economics and Business

252. SKOURIS Vassilios Greek judge and academic; Professor, School of Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

253. SKOURLETIS Panagiotis (Panos) Greek politician and business executive ; Minister of the Interior

254. SOFÍA, HM Queen of Spain Spanish (b. Greek) royal

255. SOLOMOS Alexis Greek stage director (retd) and author

256. SOUFLIAS Georgios Ath. Greek civil engineer and politician

257. SOULIOTIS Elena Greek singer (soprano and mezzo-soprano)

258. SOUMAKIS Stavros Aristidi Greek politician and medical practitioner

259. SPILIOTOPOULOS Spilios P. Greek politician and fmr air force pilot

260. SPINELLIS Michel Greek diplomatist; Permanent Representative, United Nations

261. STAMATIS Alexander Greek writer, poet and architect

262. STAMATOPOULOS Thrassyvoulos (Terry) Greek diplomatist ; Ambassador to Bulgaria

263. STASSINOPOULOS Michael Greek fmr head of state, academic and judge

264. STEPHANOPOULOS Konstantinos Greek lawyer, politician and fmr head of state

265. STOURNARAS Yannis Greek economist, academic and government official; Governor, Bank of Greece

266. STYLIANIDIS Evripidis Greek lawyer and politician

267. SULIOTIS Elena Greek singer (soprano)

268. TERZAKIS Dimitri Greek composer; Professor Emeritus, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Musikhochschule

269. TERZAKIS Zachos Greek singer (tenor)

270. THANOU-CHRISTOFILOU Vassiliki Greek judge; President, Supreme Court

271. THEODORAKIS Mikis Greek composer and politician

272. THEODORAKIS Stavros Greek journalist, television presenter and politician; Leader, To Potami (The River)

273. THEOPHILUS III, His Beatitude Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine, Syria, beyond the Jordan river, Cana of Galilee and Holy Zion Greek ecclesiastic

274. TOURNAS Konstantinos (Kostas) Greek composer, lyricist, singer, musician (guitar) and producer

275. TSAKALOTOS Euclid Greek economist and politician ; Minister of Finance

276. TSAPOGAS Makis Joakim Greek medical scientist and academic; Professor of Vascular Diseases, New York University and University of London

277. TSATSOS-SYMEONIDIS Dora Greek dancer, teacher and choreographer

278. TSIPRAS Alexis Greek politician; Prime Minister

279. TSOHATZOPOULOS Apostolos-Athanasios Greek politician and civil engineer

280. TSOUDEROS Virginia Greek politician and organization official; Chairperson, Foundation of Thracian Art and Tradition

281. TSOUKALIS Loukas Greek academic; President, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)

282. TSOVOLAS Dimitris Greek politician

283. TZANNETAKIS Tzannis Greek politician and naval officer

284. VAKARELIS Janis Greek pianist

285. VALTICOS Nicolas Greek judge

286. VALTINOS Thanassis Greek writer

287. VANGELIS Greek composer, musician (keyboards) and conductor

288. VARFIS Grigorios Greek politician

289. VAROUFAKIS Yanis Georgiou Greek/Australian political economist, academic, author and politician

290. VASSILAKIS Adamantios (Dimis) Th. Greek diplomatist

291. VASSILIKOS Vassilis Greek writer and fmr diplomatist

292. VELLIDIS Katerina Greek publisher

293. VENIZELOS Evangelos Greek lawyer and politician

294. VORRES Ian Canadian/Greek art museum president

295. VOURLOUMIS Panagis Greek business executive and banker

296. VOUTSIS Nikos Greek civil engineer and politician ; President (Speaker), Parliament (Vouli)

297. XANTHOUDAKIS Elena Greek/Australian singer (soprano)

298. XYDAS Fotios-Jean Greek diplomatist; Ambassador to Turkey

299. XYLOURIS Giorgos Greek singer and musician (lute)

300. YANNARAS Christos Greek philosopher and academic; Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Panteion University of Political and Social Studies 301. YANNI Greek composer and musician (keyboards)

302. YATROMANOLAKIS Yoryis Greek writer

303. YENNIMATAS George Greek diplomatist

304. YEROCOSTOPOULOS Constantin Greek diplomatist ; Special Representative of the Secretary General in Serbia , Council of Europe

305. YIANNOPOULOS Evangelos Greek politician

306. ZACCARIA Nicola Greek singer (bass)

307. ZAFIROPOULOS Vassilis S. Greek diplomatist ( retd)

308. ZAMBARAS Vassilis Greek/American poet and teacher

309. ZEPOS Yannis-Alexis Greek diplomatist; Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

310. ZOGRAFOU Marina Greek poet, writer and painter

311. ZOLOTAS Xenophon Greek university professor

312. ZOUMBOULAKIS Petros I. Greek artist, stage designer and professor of plastic arts

313. ZOUNI Opy Greek artist — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:41, 17 October 2017 (UTC)


Couldn't find Thucydides on this list. He should be listed under "Writers: Ancient Period". I'd add him myself but am notoriously bad at finding names, so someone should double-check that. -- (talk) 21:05, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

I re-added Thucydides, along with another historian, Polybius, into the "Ancient Writers" Section. We should consider adding a section on Greek historians, because I think "Writers" is more appropriate for playwrights and poets, and that a historian has a much different task of writing about history, and the wisdom surrounding it. The famous Greek historians were more then mere keepers of accounts and records, they were philosophers. I am not going to regularly edit this page, so do what you like, but I think that men such as Herodotus, Thucydides, Polybius, and Xenophon would be represented more accurately in a section called "Historians". All the same, I'll leave it up to the community.— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:11, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Who's a Greek?[edit]

I think this list should be of Greeks who either lived in Greece or, for modern names, clearly have Greek nationality, not Americans or whatever who have Greek parents, and certainly not for those who have only one Greek parent. Dougweller (talk) 07:37, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

Some of those included in the list don't have even one Greek parent like:
Given some of the arguments I've seen elsewhere, maybe it is odd that someone of the Macedonian Dynasty is on this page. Are you saying they should be removed? Dougweller (talk) 09:55, 13 November 2010 (UTC)
An Armenian dynasty of the Byzantine Empire isn't related to List of Greeks, so their members should be removed from the article.--— ZjarriRrethues — talk 10:23, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

Requested move 21 July 2018[edit]

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The result of the move request was: moved as requested per the discussion below. Dekimasuよ! 02:09, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

List of GreeksList of people from Greece – Per WP:NOR, WP:NPOV, and WP:COATRACK, we cannot commingle "people from Greece" and "people with some Greek ancestry"; the latter isn't an encyclopedic classification anyway. Talk page shows a lot of confusion and dispute about this, and it's caused by an impermissibly confused scope and a misleading title. This should move for WP:CONSISTENCY with almost all of the rest of our "people from X" articles and categories. The remaining "List of Labels" and "List of Label people" pages are being taken one RM at a time, since they vary between labels that are ethnic, national/regional, or both, on a case-by-case basis.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  03:37, 21 July 2018 (UTC)

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