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GREEK ACCOMPLISHMENTS : Famous Greeks
- Andreas G. Papandreou
- Andreas Papandreou, founder of PASOK, is the Greek politicial that dominated the political scene of Greece for some 35 years. His contribution to the country is controversial since during the 80s his government did great harm to the Greek economy by overloading the public sector to lower unemployment, and giving out money frivolously to the people, raising inflation. He was nevertheless a personality that appealed to a large portion of the Greek population, having the ability to convince and guide even if he was often guiding people down the wrong path. Hence his place in the hall of famous Greeks.
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- Maria Callas -
- Callas, Maria, professional name of Maria Anna Sofia Cecilia Kalogeropoulos (1923-77), Greek-American soprano, the preeminent prima donna of her day, and the first modern soprano to revive forgotten operas of the bel canto repertoire. Born in New York City, she moved to Athens at age 13, where she studied at the Royal Conservatory in Athens and made her first major appearance there in 1941 as osca.
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- ONASSIS Aristotelis, son of Socrates and Penelope
- He was one of the biggest and most well known shipowners in the world, and more specifically in the field of oil-tankers. In 1956, he established Olympic Airways airline, which he transferred to the Greek State in 1975, after having developed it into a private company serving the five continents.
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- Vangelis Papathanassiou (Vangelis)
- Vangelis is one of the most famous Greek singers, whose works have gained the broadest international recognition. His works are the soundtrack of the movie Chariots of Fire (won him an Oscar in 1982), as well as the soundrack for Bladerunner, Colombus, and even the music for many international athletic competitions (World Athletic Championship 1997, Hellenic Olympic Games Theme, etc.) and much much more.
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