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Lord Byron: The Romantic Poet Who Died for Greece

Lord Byron is one of the first and best-known philhellenes who actively participated in Greece’s War of Independence.

John Craxton: The British Painter with a Greek Soul

British painter John Craxton, who lived from 1922 until 2009, is known for his iconic depiction of his beloved second home—Greece. The life and work of this extraordinary philhellene are the subjects of a new exhibition called "John Craxton: A...

Philhellenes in Maine Devote Lives to Promoting Greece, Hellenism

Irwin Novak and Mary Snell, philhellenes who live near Portland, Maine, have devoted much of their lives to furthering the knowledge of, and appreciation for, their beloved Greece. From establishing The Hellenic Society of Maine (HSoM) to creating the "Sister...

Philhellene Samuel Gridley Howe in the Greek War of Independence

In this year of the Bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence, the stories of many notable philhellenes are being told. One of the most prominent philhellenes of all was the influential American educator Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, who revealed...

Greek Post Office Issues Stamps Honoring Great Philhellenes

In recognition of the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence, the Greek Post Office is issuing a series of stamps featuring great philhellenes, including Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe of Boston. One year ago, the Hellenic Post Office, as it...

George Jarvis Commemorated for Role in Greek War of Independence

A churchyard in Argos, Mycenae was where the life of one of the most notable philhellenes, George Jarvis, was commemorated on July 27.

Philhellenes: Modern Era Guardians of Greece Abroad

Greece honored acclaimed US philhellenes, archaeologists Sharon Stocker, Jack Davis and Charles Williams on Philhellenism Day on Monday.

AHI Sponsors Congressional Salute to Greek Independence

The AHI sponsored a Congressional Salute to Greek Independence in commemoration of the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence in 2021.

NYU Provost’s Love Affair With Greece Started at a Taverna on Crete: Meet Dr. Katherine Fleming

American historian and academic Katherine Elizabeth Fleming became an Honorary Greek Citizen in 2016 for her contributions to Greek culture.

Boston Philhellenes Remembered on Greek Independence Day

Boston’s Greek-American community commemorated two eminent Bostonians, Samuel Gridley Howe and Edward Everett, who helped the Greek cause.