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10 Important People From Ancient Greece – World Atlas


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The following is a list of ten of the most important people from ancient Greece, each of whom shaped society—past and present—in some fundamental way.

Ancient Greece has been of special interest to historians for centuries. A quick survey shows why. It is a time lauded for its great thinkers, artists, military leaders, and lawmakers. It witnessed the birth of democracy and the establishment of the city-state, as well as the professionalization of the medical field and the foundation of the first university. The following is a list of ten of the most important people from ancient Greece, each of whom shaped society—past and present—in some fundamental way.

10. Alexander the Great (356 – 323 BC)

Ancient roman mosaic of Alexander the Great in battle against Darius, from Pompeii site. Image credit: Giannimarchetti/Shutterstock.com