• 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…

News – Posts

L’influence du Philhellénisme sur la musique. Interlocution de Dr Fotis Papathanasiou

Le Philhellénisme a été un phénomène politique, social et artistique majeur, propagé partout en Europe à cause de la Guerre d’indépendance Grecque contre les Ottomans en 1821. En essence, le Philhellénisme, dans le sens d’admiration…


Le philhellénisme en France au 18eme et 19eme siècle

Le philhellénisme a constitué un mouvement extrêmement important en France, qui a contribué au succès de la révolution de 1821 et à la création de l’État grec moderne. Au cours du XVIIIe siècle, la Renaissance et les Lumières…


Memorial of the American Philhellene Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe in Aegina

  The Society for Hellenism and Philhellenism participated in the event of the erection of the Memorial for the American Philhellene Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe in Aegina. The event was held with great success on Monday 15 April 2019…

Press – Media

National Herald - 22 March 2019

  The American Philhellenism and Philhellene Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe Διαβάστε την δημοσίευση  


Le philhellénisme en France au 18eme et 19eme siècle

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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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