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This is a list of notable Greeks.

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  • Juan de Fuca aka Apostolos Valerianos, born Ioannis (John) Phocas

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  • Agis III (r.338–?331 BCE), Spartan king who rebelled against Macedon in 331 BCE
  • Alcibiades (450–404 BCE), Athenian general and statesman
  • Alexander the Great, (356–323 BCE) Macedonian king, and conqueror
  • Antiochus III the Great, (c. 241–187 BCE) Seleucid Monarch
  • Antipater, (c.390–319 BCE), Macedonian noble and Alexander the Great's regent in Macedon
  • Aristides (530–468 BCE), Athenian statesman
  • Cimon (510–450 BCE), Athenian leader and statesman
  • Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator, (c.68–30 BCE) Queen of Egypt, from the Hellenistic Ptolemaic Dynasty
  • Demosthenes (384–322 BCE), politician and orator
  • Dionysius I (c.432–367), ruler of the Syracusan empire
  • Epaminondas (c.420–362), Theban general and statesman
  • Eucratides, ruler of the Bactrian Greeks
  • Leonidas (d.480 BCE), Spartan king, killed defending Greece from the Persians
  • Lycurgus (9th century BCE), semi-legendary Spartan lawgiver
  • Lysander (d395), Spartan general and hero during the Peloponnesian War
  • Memnon of Rhodes, (d.333) Greek mercenary general in Persian army under Darius III
  • Miltiades, Athenian statesman and general
  • Nearchus, Alexander's naval commander
  • Peisistratus, Athenian tyrant
  • Pericles (495–429 BCE), Athenian leader and statesman
  • Philip II of Macedon (382–336 BCE), Macedonian king and father of Alexander the Great
  • Polycrates, Samian ruler
  • Ptolemy I (c.356–285), Macedonian general under Alexander the Great, founded a dynasty in Egypt
  • Pyrrhus of Epirus (c.318–272), invaded Italy, became known for victories of dubious value (Pyrrhic)
  • Seleucus I, Macedonian general under Alexander the Great, founded dynasty in Persia
  • Solon (638–558 BCE), Athenian lawmaker and archon
  • Themistocles (c.514–449 BCE), Athenian statesman and admiral
  • Xenophon (430–c.354 BCE), mercenary general, led and recounted march from Persia
  • Saint George (AD c.275–303), soldier in the Roman army, venerated as a Christian martyr

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Greece[edit]

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Philosophers[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Από τη Βόρειο Ηπειρο στο Σύμπαν: (in Greek) «Οχι, δεν είμαι Πελοποννήσιος. Γεννήθηκα και μεγάλωσα στην Αθήνα, αλλά είμαι Βορειοηπειρώτης και μάλιστα Βλάχος. Νάκας ήταν το αυθεντικό επώνυμο του παππού μου προτού φύγουμε από την Αλβανία»
  2. ^ [1] "Greek conductor and composer"
  3. ^ [2] "This website is dedicated to preserving the musical memory of the late, great, Tatiana Troyanos, Greek-American Mezzo-Soprano"
  4. ^ [3] "Eugenides is himself Greek-American, Detroit-born, suburb-raised-- all sources of inspiration for his second novel."