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Athens, Greece

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.cityofathens.gr/

Population:
750,000

Population of Athens metropolitan area, 3.7 million.

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Alexander
Royalty
1-Aug-1893 25-Oct-1920 King of Greece, 1917-20
Theo Angelopoulos
Film Director
17-Apr-1935 24-Jan-2012 Ulysses' Gaze
Costas Caramanlis
Head of State
14-Sep-1956   Prime Minister of Greece, 2004-09
Tom Carvel
Business
14-Jul-1906 21-Oct-1990 Fudgie The Whale, Cookie Puss
Constantine I
Royalty
2-Aug-1868 11-Jan-1923 King of Greece, 1913-17 and 1920-22
Constantine II
Royalty
2-Jun-1940   King of Greece, 1964-73
Cratinus
Playwright
c. 520 BC c. 423 BC Athenian comic poet
Demades
Diplomat
c. 380 BC 319 BC Brokered Macedonian/Athenian peace
Demochares
Politician
c. 355 BC 275 BC Athenian orator and statesman
Demosthenes
Author
384 BC 12-Oct-322 BC Attic orator and statesman
Euripides
Playwright
c. 484 BC 406 BC Medea
George II
Royalty
20-Jul-1890 1-Apr-1947 King of Greece, 1922-24 and 1935-47
St. Giles
Religion
fl. 6th c. AD fl. 6th c. AD Patron saint of lepers and cripples
Hippias of Elis
Philosopher
fl. 5th c. BC fl. 5th c. BC Greek sophist
Arianna Huffington
Columnist
15-Jul-1950   The Huffington Post
Isocrates
Educator
436 BC 338 BC Rhetoric opponent of Plato
Tommy Lee
Drummer
3-Oct-1962   Mötley Crüe drummer
Melina Mercouri
Actor
18-Oct-1920 6-Mar-1994 Topkapi
Dimitri Mitropoulos
Conductor
1-Mar-1896 2-Nov-1960 Conductor, NY Philharmonic, 1949-58
Stavros Niarchos
Business
3-Jul-1909 15-Apr-1996 Greek shipping tycoon
Paul
Royalty
14-Dec-1901 6-Mar-1964 King of Greece, 1947-64
Katina Paxinou
Actor
17-Dec-1900 22-Feb-1973 For Whom the Bell Tolls
Pherecrates
Playwright
fl. 5th c. BC fl. 5th c. BC The Wild Men
Phidias
Sculptor
c. 490 BC c. 430 BC Sculpted Zeus at Olympus
Plato
Philosopher
c. 427 BC c. 347 BC The Republic
Socrates
Philosopher
469 BC 399 BC Developer of the Socratic Method
Thucydides
Historian
460 BC 400 BC History of the Peloponnesian War

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Alexander
Royalty
1-Aug-1893 25-Oct-1920 King of Greece, 1917-20
Theo Angelopoulos
Film Director
17-Apr-1935 24-Jan-2012 Ulysses' Gaze
Michael Cacoyannis
Film Director
11-Jun-1922 25-Jul-2011 Zorba the Greek
Cratinus
Playwright
c. 520 BC c. 423 BC Athenian comic poet
Jules Dassin
Film Director
18-Dec-1911 31-Mar-2008 Topkapi
Demades
Diplomat
c. 380 BC 319 BC Brokered Macedonian/Athenian peace
Odysseas Elytis
Poet
2-Nov-1911 18-Mar-1996 Axion Esti
Epicurus
Philosopher
341 BC 270 BC Founder of the Epicurean School
George II
Royalty
20-Jul-1890 1-Apr-1947 King of Greece, 1922-24 and 1935-47
Harmodius
Assassin
? 514 BC Would-be murderer of tyrants
Hippias of Elis
Philosopher
fl. 5th c. BC fl. 5th c. BC Greek sophist
Isocrates
Educator
436 BC 338 BC Rhetoric opponent of Plato
Chester Kallman
Poet
7-Jan-1921 18-Jan-1975 Librettist, translator
John Latsis
Business
14-Sep-1910 17-Apr-2003 Greek shipping tycoon
Lucian
Author
120 AD c. 180 AD Dialogues of the Dead
Menander
Playwright
c. 342 BC c. 292 BC Early Greek comic dramatist
Georgios Papadopoulos
Head of State
5-May-1919 27-Jun-1999 Dictator of Greece, 1967-73
George Papandreou
Head of State
18-Feb-1888 1-Nov-1968 Former Prime Minister of Greece
Parrhasius
Painter
fl. 5th c. BC fl. 5th c. BC Attic Greek painter
Paul
Royalty
14-Dec-1901 6-Mar-1964 King of Greece, 1947-64
Katina Paxinou
Actor
17-Dec-1900 22-Feb-1973 For Whom the Bell Tolls
Pherecrates
Playwright
fl. 5th c. BC fl. 5th c. BC The Wild Men
Phidias
Sculptor
c. 490 BC c. 430 BC Sculpted Zeus at Olympus
Philemon
Poet
c. 361 BC c. 263 BC Greek poet of the New Comedy
Plato
Philosopher
c. 427 BC c. 347 BC The Republic
Giorgos Seferis
Poet
1-Mar-1900 20-Sep-1971 Imerolóyion katastrómatos
Socrates
Philosopher
469 BC 399 BC Developer of the Socratic Method
Sophocles
Playwright
c. 496 BC 406 BC Oedipus the King
Syrianus
Philosopher
fl. 5th c. AD fl. 5th c. AD Greek Neoplatonist
Theophrastus
Philosopher
c. 372 BC 287 BC Peripatetic school
Thucydides
Historian
460 BC 400 BC History of the Peloponnesian War
Tzannis Tzannetakis
Head of State
13-Sep-1927 1-Apr-2010 Prime Minister of Greece, 1989
Andréas Voutsinas
Actor
22-Aug-1932 8-Jun-2010 Stage actor and drama coach
T. H. White
Author
29-May-1906 17-Jan-1964 The Once and Future King
Xenocrates
Philosopher
396 BC 314 BC Platonic philosopher



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