The ceremony will take place on July 7, 2021, at 19.00, at the Museum of Philhellenism.

The Society for Hellenism and Philhellenism (SHP – organizes an opening ceremony of the Philhellenism Museum (

On the opening day, a ceremony will take place during which the SHP and the Philhellenism Museum will award the Lord Byron medal and an honorary diploma to 15 descendants of important Philhellenes who supported Greece during the Greek Revolution.

  • From France: Charles Nicolas Fabvier, Pasquale Gambini, Jean-François Maxime Raybaud, Olivier Voutier
  • From Germany: Wilhelm Bellier de Launoy , Heinrich Treiber
  • From Switzerland: Jean-Gabriel Eynard, Henri Fornèsy
  • From USA: Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, Julia Ward Howe
  • From Italy: Giuseppe Chiappe, Michele Gramsi
  • From the United Kingdom: Frank Abney Hastings

Attached you will find an appendix with short biographical notes of these Philhellenes.

We will also honour four representatives of the academic community from Spain, Poland and the United Kingdom and a diplomat from Belgium, who researched different aspects of Philhellenism and helped record the biographies of Philhellenes:

  • William St Clair
  • Theo Dirix
  • Maria Kalinowska
  • Eva Latorre
  • Gosciwit Malinowski

The ceremony will be attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Dendias (SHP´s actions are under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs), the Minister of Culture Ms. Mendoni, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Vlassis, the Regional Governor of Attica Mr. Patoulis, the Secretary General of the Academy of Athens Mr. Zerefos, the Ambassadors of the USA, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Spain and Poland, as well as Representatives of the European Commission, the European Parliament, etc.

You may follow the event from the following link:

For Info:
Tel. +30.210.8094750