Arcadia - Notable Arcadians

Notable Arcadians

  • Varitous Draconis, Grand Dreadlord 390 BC
  • Ancient Olympic victors:
    • Androsthenes of Maenalus, won gold in 420 and 416 BC
    • Euthymenes of Maenalus, won gold in 400 and 392 BC
  • Aristonymus, ancient person?
  • Mimis Fotopoulos (April 1913 in Zatouna - 1986 in Athens)
  • Nikos Gatsos, poet
  • Dimitrios Gontikas, politician and president of the parliament
  • Kostas Karyotakis (October 30, 1896 – July 20, 1928 in Preveza)
  • Yiannis Kouros, ultramarathon runner
  • Dimitris Mitropoulos, composer
  • Vasilis Papakonstantinou, singer and director
  • Giorgos Santas, with Manolis Glezos, he was famous for restoring the Greek flag at the Acropolis after nearly three and a half years of non-Greek occupation of the Battle of Greece in 1944, a part of World War II.
  • Grigoris Labrakis, Politician
  • Atalanta, a Greek mythic woman said to have been the daughter of the King of Arcadia
  • Theodoros Kolokotronis (1770–1843), a general in the Greek War of Independence (1821–1832), lived in Arcadia.
  • Erasmus of Arcadia, Greek Orthodox bishop
  • Dimitris Plapoutas (1786–1864), a general in the Greek War of Independence, also lived in Arcadia.

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