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List of famous politicians from Greece, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Greek politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Greek politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Greece and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Greece, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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Adonis Georgiades is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Adonis Georgiades age 45 Adonis Georgiadis, is a Greek politician, historian, publisher, author and husband of Eugenia Manolidou. He was Minister for Health from June 2013 until June 2014. He served as the spokesman for ...more

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Aleka Papariga is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Aleka Papariga age 72 Alexandra "Aleka" Papariga is a communist Greek politician who served the Communist Party of Greece as its General Secretary from 1991 to 2013. She is the first woman who has taken on ...more

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Alekos Alavanos is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Alekos Alavanos age 67 Alexandros 'Alekos' Alavanos is a Greek politician, former member of the Hellenic Parliament and the European Parliament. From 2004 until 2008 he was president of the Coalition of the Left of ...more

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Alexander of Greece is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Alexander of Greece Died at 27 (1893-1920) Alexander was King of Greece from 11 June 1917 until his death from the effects of a monkey bite at the age of 27. The second son of King Constantine I, Alexander was born in the summer palace ...more

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Alexander Papagos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Alexander Papagos Died at 72 (1883-1955) Marshal Alexander Papagos, was a Greek General who led the Greek Army in World War II and the later stages of the Greek Civil War and became the country's Prime Minister. His premiership was ...more

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Alexis Tsipras is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Alexis Tsipras age 43 Alexis Tsipras is a Greek politician who has been the Prime Minister of Greece since 26 January 2015 and leader of Syriza since 2009. He was first elected to the Greek Parliament in 2009, and ...more

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Amalia Fleming is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Amalia Fleming Died at 74 (1912-1986) Amalia Fleming, Lady Fleming was a Greek physician, activist and politician. Fleming was born in Constantinople in 1912. She moved to Greece and, during the Axis occupation, took part in the ...more

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Anaxandridas II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Anaxandridas II Anaxandridas II was a king of Sparta between 560 and 525 BC, father of famous Leonidas I and grandfather of Pleistarchus.

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Andreas Loverdos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Andreas Loverdos age 61 Andreas Loverdos is a Greek politician who was Minister for Education and Religious Affairs from 2014 to 2015.

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Andreas Papandreou is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Andreas Papandreou Died at 77 (1919-1996) Andreas G. Papandreou was a Greek economist, a socialist politician and a dominant figure in Greek politics. The son of Georgios Papandreou, Andreas was a Harvard-trained academic. He served two ...more

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Andreas Stefanopoulos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Andreas Stefanopoulos Died at 46 (1860-1906) Andreas Stefanopoulos was a Greek politician. Andreas Stephanopoulos was born in Pyrgos and was the son of Stephanos Stephanopoulos, a politician. He studied law and political sciences in Athens ...more

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Anna Diamantopoulou is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Anna Diamantopoulou age 58 Anna Diamantopoulou is President of the Greek think tank "TO DIKTIO" and former Minister of Education. She is also a former European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and ...more

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Anthony Manitakis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Anthony Manitakis age 73 Antonis Manitakis is a Greek university professor and politician.

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Antonis Samaras is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Antonis Samaras age 66 Antonis Samaras is a Greek politician who served as Prime Minister of Greece from 2012 to 2015. He is also leader of New Democracy. Samaras previously served as Minister of Finance in 1989, as ...more

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Apostolos Kaklamanis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Apostolos Kaklamanis age 81 Apostolos Kaklamanis is a Greek politician and member of the Greek Parliament for the Panhellenic Socialist Movement for the Athens B constituency. He has been elected as a PASOK MP in all the ...more

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Aris Spiliotopoulos is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Aris Spiliotopoulos age 51 Aris Spiliotopoulos is a Greek politician of the New Democracy party. He served as Minister for Tourism and Minister for National Education and Religious Affairs from January to October 2009. He ...more

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Augustinos Kapodistrias is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Augustinos Kapodistrias Died at 79 (1778-1857) Count Augustinos Ioannis Maria Kapodistrias was a Greek soldier and politician. He was born in Corfu. Kapodistrias was the younger brother of Ioannis Kapodistrias, first Governor of Greece. ...more

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Charilaos Trikoupis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Charilaos Trikoupis Died at 64 (1832-1896) Charilaos Trikoupis was a Greek politician who served as a Prime Minister of Greece seven times from 1875 until 1895. Born in Nauplion in 1832, with family ties to Mεssolonghi, he was the son of ...more

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Christos Papoutsis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Christos Papoutsis age 64 Christos Papoutsis is a Greek socialist politician who has served as Minister for Citizen Protection, Mercantile Marine Minister Member of the European Parliament and European Commissioner for ...more

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Christos Stefanopoulos is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Christos Stefanopoulos Died at 65 (1853-1918) Christos Stefanopoulos was a Greek politician and mayor of Pyrgos. Christos Stefanopoulos was born in Divri and was the son of Stefanos Stefanopoulos the elder, a politician and member of the ...more

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Christos Verelis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Christos Verelis age 67 Christos Verelis is a Greek politician. Born in Athens, was the Greek Minister for Transport and Communications from 13 April 2000 to 10 March 2004. Graduating from the German School of Athens, ...more

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Chrysanthos Sisinis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Chrysanthos Sisinis Chrysanthos Sisinis was a Greek revolutionary leader and a politician. He was born in Gastouni and was the son of Georgios Sisinis. He fought at the battles of Patras, Athens, Messolongi and ...more

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Cleomenes I is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Cleomenes I Cleomenes was an Agiad King of Sparta in the late 6th and early 5th centuries BC. During his reign, which started around 520 BC, he pursued an adventurous and at times unscrupulous foreign ...more

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Constantine Alexander Karamanl... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Constantine Alexander Karamanlis age 61 Konstantinos Alexandrou Karamanlis, commonly known as Kostas Karamanlis, is a Greek politician who served as Prime Minister of Greece from 2004 to 2009. He was also president of the centre-right ...more

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Constantine I of Greece is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Constantine I of Greece Died at 55 (1868-1923) Constantine I was King of Greece from 1913 to 1917 and from 1920 to 1922. He was commander-in-chief of the Hellenic Army during the unsuccessful Greco-Turkish War of 1897 and led the Greek ...more

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Constantine II of Greece is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Constantine II of Greece age 77 Constantine II was the King of Greece from 1964 until the abolition of the monarchy in 1973. He is also by birth a Prince of Denmark. He succeeded his father Paul in March 1964, being styled His ...more

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Constantine Kanaris is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Constantine Kanaris Died at 82 (1795-1877) Constantine Kanaris or Canaris was a Greek Prime Minister, admiral and politician who in his youth was a freedom fighter in the Greek War of Independence.

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Demosthenes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Demosthenes Died at 62 (383 BC-321 BC) Demosthenes was a prominent Greek statesman and orator of ancient Athens. His orations constitute a significant expression of contemporary Athenian intellectual prowess and provide an insight ...more

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Diamanto Manolakou is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Diamanto Manolakou age 58 Diamanto Manolakou is a Greek politician. She was elected Member of the European Parliament for the Communist Party of Greece in the 2004 European elections, an office she held until 5 June ...more

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Dimitrios Droutsas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Dimitrios Droutsas age 49 Dimitrios P. Droutsas is a Greek lawyer and politician, who served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece in 2010–2011. He became MP of the European Parliament by replacing Stavros ...more

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Dimitrios Papadimoulis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Dimitrios Papadimoulis age 62 Dimitrios Papadimoulis is a Greek politician and Member of the European Parliament as a member of the European United Left-Nordic Green Left.

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Dimitris Avramopoulos is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Dimitris Avramopoulos age 64 Dimitris Avramopoulos is a Greek politician of the conservative New Democracy party, and former career diplomat. He has served in various high-level cabinet posts, including Minister for Foreign ...more

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Dimitris Reppas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Dimitris Reppas age 65 Dimitris Reppas is a Greek politician of the Movement of Democratic Socialists and a current Member of the Hellenic Parliament. From 2009 to 2012 he served as Minister for Infrastructure, ...more

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Dionysia-Theodora Avgerinopoul... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Dionysia-Theodora Avgerinopoulou age 42 Dionysia-Theodora Avgerinopoulou, is a current member of the Hellenic Parliament since the 2009 legislative election. She has served as the Deputy Secretary of Volunteer and NGOs for the New ...more

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Dora Bakoyannis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Dora Bakoyannis age 63 Dora Bakoyannis, born Theodora Mitsotakis, is a Greek politician. From 2006 to 2009 she was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece, the highest position ever held by a woman in the Cabinet of ...more

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Eleftherios Venizelos is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Eleftherios Venizelos Died at 72 (1864-1936) Eleftherios Venizelos was an eminent Greek leader of the Greek national liberation movement and a charismatic statesman of the early 20th century remembered for his promotion of ...more

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Eleni Theocharous is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Eleni Theocharous age 64 Eleni Theocharous is a Cypriot pediatric surgeon and politician who is a member of christian democratic party Democratic Rally. She was elected to the European Parliament in 2009 and re-elected ...more

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Emmanouil Benakis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Emmanouil Benakis Died at 86 (1843-1929) Emmanouil Benakis was a Greek merchant and politician, considered a national benefactor of Greece. After studying in England, Benakis emigrated to Alexandria, Egypt, where he worked for the ...more

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Eva Kaili is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Eva Kaili age 39 Eva Kaili is a member of the European Parliament, representing the Panhellenic Socialist Movement, and a former television news presenter.

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Evangelia Tzampazi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Evangelia Tzampazi age 57 Evangelia Tzampazi is a Greek politician and Member of the European Parliament for the Panhellenic Socialist Movement; part of the Party of European Socialists.

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Evangelos Venizelos is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Evangelos Venizelos age 60 Evangelos Venizelos is a Greek politician who was Deputy Prime Minister of Greece and Minister for Foreign Affairs from 25 June 2013 to 27 January 2014. Previously, he was Deputy Prime Minister ...more

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Evi Christofilopoulou is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Evi Christofilopoulou age 61 Evi Christofilopoulou is a Greek politician and Member of the Hellenic Parliament. Between 2013 and January 2015 she has been serving as Deputy Minister of Education, Lifelong learning and ...more

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Evripidis Stylianidis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Evripidis Stylianidis age 51 Evripidis Stylianidis is a Greek politician who has served as Minister for the Interior, Minister for Education and Minister for Transport and Communications. He is a member of New Democracy.

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Fotis Kouvelis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Fotis Kouvelis age 69 Fotis-Fanourios Kouvelis is a Greek lawyer and politician and independent Member of Parliament. He is the leader of the Democratic Left party. He was born in Volos. He studied law and political ...more

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Gennaios Kolokotronis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Gennaios Kolokotronis Died at 62 (1806-1868) Ioannis Kolokotronis, or Gennaios Kolokotronis as the other were calling him was a Greek warrior of the Greek War of Independence, general and Prime Minister of Greece. He born at Stemnitsa, ...more

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George II of Greece is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
George II of Greece Died at 57 (1890-1947) George II reigned as King of Greece from 1922 to 1924 and from 1935 to 1947.

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George Papandreou is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
George Papandreou age 65 Georgios Andreas Papandreou, commonly anglicised to George and shortened to Γιώργος in Greek, is a Greek politician who served as Prime Minister of Greece from 2009 to 2011. Belonging to a ...more

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George Petalotis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
George Petalotis age 53 George S. Petalotis is a Greek politician of the Movement of Democratic Socialists. Under the former Greek prime minister George Papandreou he served as government spokesman and as Deputy ...more

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Georgios Alogoskoufis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Georgios Alogoskoufis age 62 Georgios Alogoskoufis is a Professor of Economics at the Athens University of Economics and Business since 1990. He was a member of the Hellenic Parliament from September 1996 till October 2009 ...more

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Georgios Anatolakis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians from Greece
Georgios Anatolakis age 43 Georgios Anatolakis was a Greek football central defender, who last played for Atromitos in the Greek Super League. He is well known in Greece for his strength, passion and persistence. A strong ...more