The Ambassador of Switzerland, Mr. Olaf Kjelsen, visited the Museum of Philhellenism on Monday April 12, 2021.

During the tour of the Museum, he had the opportunity to learn about the exhibits, the history of the philhellenic movement, and the important role of thousands of the Swiss Philhellenes, who fought valiantly on the side of the Greeks as volunteers or supported the actions of the philhellenic committees in Switzerland.

The Society for Hellenism and Philhellenism (SHP) referred to the important role played by the Swiss banker and politician Jean Gabriel Eynard, close friend of Capodistrias and great benefactor of Greece.

SHP presented to the Swiss Ambassador an anniversary medal it issued on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution, in the honor of the great Philhellene Jean Gabriel Eynard.

On the occasion of the 200th Anniversary of the beginning of the Greek Revolution, the Swiss Ambassador Mr. Olaf Kjelsen presented to the Museum of Philhellenism on behalf of the Swiss Parliament a Swiss flag as a symbol of the ties of friendship between the Swiss and the Greek people, based on principles and values of classical Greece.

SHP thanked the Swiss Ambassador Mr. Olaf Kjelsen and Mr. Andreas Aebi, President of the National Council of Switzerland, and assured that it will continue to promote with its work our common cultural values and the continuous philhellenism as a virtue for the progress of our societies.




The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Ernst Reichel, and his wife, Ms. Anne Decrue Reichel, visited the Museum of Philhellenism on Thursday, April 8, 2021.

During their tour of the Museum, they had the opportunity to learn about the exhibits, the history of the philhellenic movement, and the role of thousands of German Philhellenes, who fought valiantly on the side of the Greeks as volunteers or supported the philhellenic committees in Germany.

SHP presented to the German Ambassador two anniversary medals it issued on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Revolution, which honor two important German Philhellenes. Ludwig I, King of Bavaria, great benefactor of Greece who financed the struggle of the Greeks and General Norman, who led the Greek army in the battle of Peta and sacrificed himself for Greece.

The German Ambassador Mr. Ernst Reichel, handed over to the Philhellenism Museum, on behalf of Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, President of the German Parliament (Bundestag), a German flag sent by the German Parliament on the occasion of the 200th Anniversary, and said during the flag handover ceremony the following:

“I am pleased to hand this flag of the Federal Republic of Germany over to you on behalf of Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, President of the German Bundestag. This flag was used in the German Bundestag, which is why it shows some minor traces of usage. Allow me to thank you for your dedication in making the roles Philhellenes played in the Greek Revolution of 1821 and its aftermath known to the general public. The largest part of these Philhellenes were Germans, who gave their hearts, fortunes, and sometimes even their lives in support of the Greek cause. They were inspired by the ideals of the Greek war of independence, which set into motion a process of historical and state-building importance for large parts of Europe. These processes, eventually, helped shape the parliamentary democracies our countries are today. It is therefore of great symbolic value that this flag, originating from the German Parliament, the heart of German democracy, will from now on be displayed in the Philhellenism Museum. May it serve as a symbol of the strong bonds between Germany and Greece in a united Europe. I wish you personally and the Philhellenism Museum, once it is allowed to open to the public, all the very best and much success.”

SHP thanked the German Ambassador Mr. Ernst Reichel and the President of the Bundestag, and assured that it will continue to promote with its work the common cultural values of the German and Greek people and the continuous philhellenism as a virtue for the progress of our societies and European integration.

The Philhellenism Museum exhibits, among others, important works of art by German painters and artists on the subject of the Greek Revolution, as well as objects and documents, on the history of German Philhellenes who fought on the side of the Greeks or supported the German Philhellenic Committees.


The Society for Hellenism and Philhellenism (SHP) presents to the Ambassador of Switzerland Mr. Olaf Kjelsen the anniversary medal of SHP and the Museum of Philhellenism to honor the great Swiss Philhellene and national benefactor of Greece J. G. Eynard.



The Ambassador of Austria Mrs. Poppeller was given a tour of the Museum of Philhellenism. The representatives of the Museum had the pleasure and the honor to present to her the evolution of the history of Philhellenism, the exhibits of the Museum, as well as paintings by artists from Austria of the 18th and 19th centuries.

During the visit, SHP (Society for Hellenism and Philhellenism) presented to the Embassy the biographical notes of Philhellenes of Austrian origin, who participated in the Greek Revolution and fought on the side of the Greeks.

The photo shows Ambassador Poppeller next to a painting with a Greek mythology subject by the great neoclassical painter Angelika Kauffmann (1741-1807).

Reference was also made to the Zografeio School of Ioannina, Greece, which honors in the context of the celebration of 200 years, the Austrian Philhellenes. The Zografeio School is named after an emblematic family of National Benefactors of Greece, the Zografou family, who connect the Greek people with Vienna and the friendly people of Austria.



The Society for Hellenism and Philhellenism presents the anniversary edition – calendar of the Philhellenism Museum for the 200 years since the Greek Revolution of 1821.

The edition narrates in 4 languages ​​(Greek, English, French and German), the evolution of Philhellenism and its contribution to the liberation of Greece.

The calendar publishes an emblematic painting or art object, for each week of 2021. Each page of the calendar covers an important aspect of the continuous struggle of Greeks and Philhellenes to defend the values ​​of Western civilization, of which Greece is the cradle and custodian.



The publication is available from SHP and the Philhellenism Museum. Retail sale price: 21 euros

For information – orders, you may contact us:


Telephone: 697 475 0361




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 the contribution of the Philhellenes.

One of the main findings of the research is that the Revolution of 1821 is a common reference point that unites the Greeks, while demographic characteristics, such as gender and age, income, ideology and educational level have little influence on their views.

An important question concerned the social groups and institutions that contributed decisively to the outbreak of the Revolution of 1821. The public considers that the Friendly Society / Filiki Etaireia (with 94.2%) and the Philhellenes (with 87.1%) played a leading role.

This answer is very honorable for the Greek public opinion, which recognizes and honors the role of the Philhellenes, who fought in Greece and internationally for the independence of Greece.

SHP considers that this result largely justifies its own efforts, and confirms that it will continue its work with the aim of highlighting Greek culture and perpetuating the philhellenic movement internationally.

The research in question contains very interesting information, and you can download it here.



SHP supports the work of George Malouchos by offering scientific support and access to the document and works of art of its collection.


‘21 The Renaissance of Greeks – 25/03/20

‘21 The Renaissance of Greeks – 05/04/20

‘21 The Renaissance of Greeks – 12/04/20

‘21 The Renaissance of Greeks – 18/04/20


Sotiris Tsiodras, professor of infectious diseases, doctor


Professor Sotiris Tsiodras has contributed decisively with his scientific knowledge, his hyperactivity and his constant presence on all fronts, his ethos, his prestige and his modesty, in the struggle of our society to face the pandemic of COVID19. He is a model for everyone in Greece and internationally.

The example of this man reminds us of the role played by a great Philhellene, Professor Heinrich Treiber, during the cholera epidemic that plagued Athens in 1854.

When the great cholera epidemic struck Athens, and the streets of the city were deserted, the great Philhellene was the only one who crossed the streets on horseback many times every day to be present at the hospital or wherever else he was called, until he was also contaminated by the disease.

Heinrich Treiber, professor, doctor, Philhellene

SHP honors all those heroes who are inspired by the principles of Hellenism to contribute to society.

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. Georgios Vroutos (1843-1908) complemented the ancient sculpture and revived it in its original beauty.

SHP, in cooperation with its sponsor EUROPEAN DYNAMICS, offered as part of its social responsibility actions, 100.000 Euros to the Ministry of National Defense in Greece, to support its actions against the COVID-19 epidemic. It is reminded that the NIMITS Hospital is one of the reference points for the treatment of patients infected with the COVID-19 virus.

At the same time, SHP congratulates two other organisations which sponsored the activities of SHP in the past.

The Captain Vassilis & Carmen Constantakopoulos Foundation, and the Athanasios and Marina Martinou Foundation, which included in their important social responsibility plans, the financing of actions to face the COVID-19 epidemic.


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 them.

This application enables users to have a global view of the geographical regions where the Philhellenic movement was developed, and the provenance of Philhellenes.

Up to date the list mentions 92 names of Philhellenes. SHP will cooperate with Google to extend it to include all known names, and important information on them.

You can access the map and the associated information here.