• Hellenism

    Hellenism is the foremost anthropocentric culture, of a timeless character, based on the values of democracy, freedom, creation and the exaltation of the spirit, and is constantly evolving.

  • Philhellenism

    Philhellenes were citizens and military officers from France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, USA, etc., who assisted the Greek War of Independence of 1821 participating in war operations, raising funds, creating literary works or works of art in order to promote internationally the Greek cause and mobilize public opinion.

  • Philhellenism in art

    The War of Independence of 1821 and the philhellenic movement have influenced art in the 19th century in many ways. Indicative samples of this wave, which stimulated the public opinion internationally, are presented here.

  • The Greek War of Independence

    The Society collects data, documents, books and objects which record the journey of the Greeks from the beginning of the struggle to the establishment of the modern Greek state.

  • Historical names of the Greek War of Independence

    Presentation of a list of names of people and places that played an important role during the Greek War of Independence.



Le philhellénisme en France et son influence sur la musique et les arts pendant la révolution de 1821

La Société pour l'hellénisme et le philhellénisme (SHP - www.eefshp.org) et l'ambassadeur de France en Grèce, M. Christophe Chantepy, ont organisé un événement pour rendre hommage au philhellénisme français et à son influence sur…


Lecture by Emeritus Professor Christos Bartsokas on: The American doctor Samuel Gridley Howe (1801-1876), Hero of the Greek Revolution, Philanthropist-benefactor in Greece and the USA

The lecture will take place on Tuesday, 8 October 2019 at 19:30 in the Stoa Vivliou Gallery (Pesmazoglou 5) The event is being organized by the College of Emeritus Professors of the University of Athens The President Dionysios Kokkinos The…


19th century porcelain production in Europe with philhellenic subject matter

Christina Sotiropoulou   The primary centre of ceramics production with subject matter from the Greek War of Independence is France. Indeed, a large part of the allure of these plates lies in the fact that they constitute,…


ToposText: A Tool for Philhellenism

From the end of the 18th century, the Greek struggle for statehood found allies in a classically educated liberal elite in Europe and the United States. When Europeans visited Greece on the grand tour, they brought Homer or Herodotus or…

Press – Media

ToposText: Tools for a Restless Traveler

This essay first appear in Athens Insider (Spring 2019). Republished in EEF with the author’s permission. My father loved fine tools. Like many of the thousands of books on his shelves, his lathe and his Uzi were more a projection…


Charles Ogle (1851–1878) - English journalist and great philhellene

Charles Ogle (1851–1878) - English journalist and great philhellene The SHP honors the memory of a great English philhellene, a journalist and report of the London Times, who was murdered by the Turks in Makrinitsa, during the revolution…

Important Greeks and Philhellenes

Manto Mavrogenous

Hero of the Greek War of Independence of 1821. Born in Trieste. She took part in the campaign against the Turks of Karystos and fought in Pelion against Selim pasha, and in Fthiotida. She spent all her fortune for the war.

Konstantinos Kanaris
Konstantis, (1795-1877)

A legendary figure of the Greek War of Independence of 1821 from Psara, a fire ship captain and then a navy admiral. He participated in many military operations. He served as minister and 5 times as prime minister of Greece.

Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe
(1801 – 1876)

American military doctor, fighter of the Greek War of Independence. He assembled funds from the USA, founded hospitals, built the port of Aegina, an orphanage / rural camp in Corinth. In 1866 he supported the Cretan Revolution against the Turks.

Karl Friedrich Lebrecht von Normann-Ehrenfels, Earl

German noble and ardent philhellene from Stuttgart. Son of the Prime Minister of the kingdom of Württemberg. Head of the corps of philhellenes who fought heroically in the battle of Peta, during which he was fatally injured and died afterwards in Messolonghi.



Studies, research work and articles on people and organizations which contributed to the Society’s aims.


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