• 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.


Philhellenic art from the Society’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…


The birth and evolution of Philhellenism - A journey through the collection of SHP

    Nike untying her sandal, is a sculpture of the 5th century BC, from the parapet of the temple of Nike (goddess Victory) on the Acropolis. It depicts Nike (Victory) slightly leaning her body to untie her sandal before…


Denys Bourbaki, French Philhellene of Greek descent

    According to French records, Constantine Denis Bourbaki was born in Cephalonia on August 1, 1787 and was later naturalized in France on November 9, 1818. The bibliography usually refers to him as a philhellene of Greek…


Omphaloscopy or openness? The dilemma of a celebration

  Xeni D. Baloti   - “No! Prior to the French Revolution was the English Revolution in 1688”, Prime Minister M.Thatcher complained when she was informed that the President of France wanted to connect the G7 Summit,…

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


Philhellenism as a European cultural phenomenon and the role of newspapers during the Greek Revolution of 1821

    George Argyrakos - June 2020   I should start this article as Socrates and Antisthenes suggested, with an “investigation of the terms”.[1] Philhellene (φιλέλλην) today literally means a person who loves…

Important Greeks and Philhellenes



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


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