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This is a list of notable Greeks.

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Aliki Diplarakou - Miss Europe 1930

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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) King of Macedon, and conqueror of the Persian Empire
    Alexander the Great Greek King of the city state of Macedon, united the Greek city states through political and military strategy, before marching by foot and conquering the Persian Empire; believed he had a divine duty from Olympus to be ruler of the earth; named and founded the city of Alexandria, was also tutored and personally mentored by Aristotle
  • 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
    Michelangelo's rendering of Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator
  • 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
    Bust of Leonidas I - famed King of Sparta who led his Spartan troops at the Battle of Thermopylae against a Persian invasion of the Greek city states, (holding off the invasion in time for the citizens of Athens to find refuge and save their library documents and art work) perhaps most infamous for having told the Persian King Xerxes Molon labe, or, come and take them, when ordered to surrender and to give up his weapons once his unit's position had been betrayed and surrounded
  • 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
    Pericles, Mayor of the Greek City state of Athens during the Peloponnesian War
  • 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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List of Greeks who were born outside modern Greece[edit]

This is a list of ethnic Greeks who were born after the Declaration of the Greek War of Independence (1821), outside the borders of the Greek state. The list does not include Greeks born in the diasporan communities or Greeks of Cyprus (after its independence in 1960), but only Greeks born in the traditional Greek homelands (the Balkans, Anatolia and the Eastern Mediterranean shores).

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  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."