• 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.



SHP organises in 2021, a series of philhellenic classic music concerts

The SHP co-organises with the V&M Theocharakis Foundation, a series of concerts, in view of the 200th anniversary of the Revolution of 1821, in the context of the actions of the Initiative 21 of the 14 Foundations. The concerts will present…


The Philhellenes on Google Maps

Google Maps offers a very interesting application. It presents a list of Philhellenes who offered their services to Greece and supported the Greek War of Independence, and indicates on the map the country and the city of origin of each one of…


George Jarvis - American philhellene and hero of the Greek Revolution

Studying the history of Greeks and Philhellenes who played a role during the Greek Revolution, it is difficult to identify among the great fighters, Greeks and Philhellenes, a heroic figure who loved Greece, identified with her cause and…


The SHP participates in Initiative 21

The SHP participates as a cooperating institution in Initiative 21 of the 14 foundations and the National Bank of Greece, in the actions to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution against the Ottoman yoke. The Initiative 21 prsented…

Press – Media

Media coverage: Lord Byron and his contribution to the independence of Greece

The press covered the event on 11 December 2019 at the Music Hall of Athens (MEGARON). Here are some examples:


The Philhellenic Dimension among Philosophers and Intellectuals in Europe during the 18th and the 19th centuries

Konstantinos Polias An important facet of the philhellenic dimension among philosophers and intellectuals in Europe during the 18th and 19th century is the almost unanimous recognition in the humanistic tradition, of ancient Greece as…

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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