• 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.

  • Philhellenes

    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.


From SHP’s collection


May 19, 1919: The genocide of the Greek population in Pontοs begins

    On May 19, 1919, Mustafa Kemal, landed in Samsous and carried out the second and most cruel phase of the Pontian genocide, which ended in 1923. More than 350,000 people were killed by those who founded the modern Turkish…


Important poll: What do Greeks think about the role of the Philhellenes during the Revolution of 1821?

    The company MARC conducted an important poll for the Center for Liberal Studies - Markos Dragoumis (KEFIM), on the subject of how the Greeks perceive the Revolution of 1821, the role of the protagonists in it, but also…


Amadeus Emmanuel Hahn: Swiss officer, one of the most distinguished Philhellenes of 1821

    Amadeus Emmanuel Hahn (1801-1867), was a Swiss officer and one of the most distinguished Philhellenes, both during the Greek Revolution of 1821 and later during the first years of the existence of the new Greek state. He…


Heroic participation of Polish Philhellenes in the Greek war of Independence

    SHP visited recently the historic community of Peta in the prefecture of Arta (Greece), and met the particularly dynamic mayor of the wider area, Ms. Rozina Vavetsi. The municipality of Peta (municipality Nikolaou Skoufa),…

Press – Media

The New York Times International Edition (Kathimerini English Edition) - 7 April 2020

Title of the article published in the New York Times International Edition (Kathimerini English Edition) Loans to Greece from the United Kingdom in 1824-25 Help that Greeks received was unprecedented


Hagia Sophia: Appeal of the Association of Greek Art Historians

    We are saddened and troubled by the information that the State of Turkey intends to convert the museum-monument of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul to a mosque. Independently of any religious or other ethnic state-centered…

Important Greeks and Philhellenes



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


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