On the occasion of the visit of the Prime Minister of Finland, the SHP and the Philhellenism Museum remind that the two countries have a long history of cooperation of more than 200 years, based on common cultural values.

Many Philhellenes from Sweden and Finland served in the Greek army during the Greek Revolution.

The most important of these was Augustus Maximilian Myhrberg. He participated in many battles as a key member of the Greek cavalry, an aid de camp of Fabvier and in the end he took over the command of Palamidi in Nafplio. He was honored with recognitions and medals from Greece and received a pension for his contribution.

His full biography can be found here.


During such a difficult time for international peace, the two countries reaffirm their solidarity and commitment to the principles of the European Union.


Portrait of the Finnish – Swedish Philhellene Augustus Maximilian Myhrberg (SHP collection, Philhellenism Museum)


Medal of the Finnish – Swedish Philhellene Augustus Maximilian Myhrberg (SHP, Philhellenism Museum)



On January 22, 2022 we celebrate 234 years from the birth of Lord Byron. Τhe Society for Hellenism and Philhellenism (SHP) implemented a digital exhibition project of the Philhellenism Museum’s collection, which includes personal objects and art related to the emblematic Philhellene, romantic poet and fighter for the freedom of Greece and the values ​​of Western culture.

The exhibition presents 123 personal objects, rare specimens of Byronic art, portraits of the main protagonists of a close circle of people, presenting alone or through 4 different stories, the emblematic Lord Byron, the admiration that he inspired internationally during his time, and his contribution to the liberation of Greece.

The digitized collection is available at the following link:


In addition, this project justifies the institution of the Lord Byron International Prize, launched by the Society for Hellenism and Philhellenism (SHP).

In this context, SHP presents a concert of classic music of philhellenic inspiration, from Megaron, in collaboration with the ‘’Friends of Music Association’’, dedicated to Lord Byron.

The artists who participated in the concert are:

Fani Antonelou, soprano

Ioannis Kalyvas, tenor

Maria Papapetropoulou, piano

Τhe concert is available at the following link:



Philhellenism Museum

12 Zisimopoulou

11524, Athens

Email: info@phmus.org

Tel. 210-8094750


The 6th episode of the TV series SKAI “1821: the Heroes”, is broadcasted on Friday, November 5, 2021, at 21.00, and presents the story of two emblematic Philhellenes. The shooting took place at the Philhellenism Museum, which supported the production with the necessary interventions and archival material.

Lord Byron, the romantic English poet inspired by the Greek struggle, and Dr Samuel Howe, the American physician who starred during the revolution, are the two faces of the Greek War of Independence featured in the 6th and final episode of the dramatic documentary series ‘’1821: the Heroes’’. Antonis Karathanassopoulos and Spyros Stamoulis play Lord Byron and Samuel Howe respectively.