List of Hellenic Army Generals
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List of Hellenic Army Generals

This list is for people who held general officer rank (including, after 1946, Brigadier General) in the regular Hellenic Army since 1828. It does not include the numerous generals of the irregular troops appointed during the Greek War of Independence, unless they also received a general rank in the post-war regular army. This list is not complete - please add to it if you know of any omissions.

A

Rank Name Born Died Notes
Lieutenant General Prince Andrew 1882 1944 Commander of II Corps (1921-22), V Corps (1922)
General King Alexander 1893 1920 Held the rank of General as King of Greece (1917-20)
Lieutenant General Panagiotis Anagnostopoulos 1918 Chief of the Central Intelligence Service (1965)
General Odysseas Angelis 1912 1987 Chief of the Armed Forces (1967-73), Vice President of the Republic (1973)
General Dionysios Arbouzis 1912 1987 Commander of the Greek Battalion in Korea and ELDYK, Chief of the Armed Forces (1974-76)

B

Rank Name Born Died Notes
Lieutenant General Konstantinos Bakopoulos 1889 1950 Commander of Eastern Macedonia Army Section (1941)
Major General Georgios Bakos 1892 1946 Commander of 3rd Division (1940-41), Defence Minister in the collaborationist government (1941-43)
Major General Kostas Botsaris 1792 1853 Fighter in the Greek War of Independence, Senator

C

Rank Name Born Died Notes
Lieutenant General Anastasios Charalambis 1862 1949 Chief of the Army Staff Service (1917), Commander of II Corps (1918), Prime Minister, Minister of Military Affairs (1922)
Lieutenant General Aristeidis Chasapidis 1875 1941 Commander of 10th & 8th Divisions, II Corps. Chief of the Army General Staff (1935-36)
Major General Nikolaos Christodoulou 1863
General Richard Church 1784 1873 British military officer, commander-in-chief of the Greek forces during the last stages of the Greek War of Independence, Secretary of Military Affairs (1835) Senator
Field Marshal King Constantine I 1868 1923 Lt. General as Crown Prince and Inspector-General of the Army until 1913, commander-in-chief of the Greek Army in the Greco-Turkish War of 1897 and the Balkan Wars. General and soon after Field Marshal as King of Greece (1913-17, 1920-22)
Field Marshal King Constantine II 1940 Held the rank of Field Marshal as King of Greece (1964-73)

D

Rank Name Born Died Notes
Lieutenant General Konstantinos Damianos 1853 1915 Commander of 3rd Division (1911-13), IV Corps (1914-15)
Lieutenant General Panagiotis Danglis 1853 1924 Chief of the Army General Staff (1912), Commander of V Corps (1913-14), member of the "Triumvirate of National Defence", leader of the Liberal Party
General Ioannis Davos 1918 2008 Commander of III Corps (1973-74), Chief of the Army General Staff (1974-76) and the Armed Forces Command (1976-80)
Lieutenant General Nikolaos Delagrammatikas 1853 Commander of 6th and 8th Divisions (1912-13)
Lieutenant General Panagiotis Demestichas 1885 1960 Commander of I Corps (1940, 1941), V Corps (1940-41), Interior Minister in the collaborationist government (1941)
Lieutenant General Dimosthenis Dialetis 1869 1954 Chief of the Greek Gendarmerie (1928)
Major General Kimon Digenis 1871 Commander of 13th Division (1920-21) and II Corps (1921-22)
Lieutenant General Viktor Dousmanis 1861 1949 Chief of the field staff in the Balkan Wars, Chief of the Army General Staff (1914-16, 1921, 1922)
Lieutenant General Nikolaos Douvas 1947 Chief of the Army General Staff (2004-06)
Lieutenant General Konstantinos Dovas 1898 1973 Chief of the National Defence General Staff (1954-59), interim Prime Minister (1961)
Lieutenant General Markos Drakos 1888 1975 Commander of Epirus Army Section (1941)
Lieutenant General Antonis Drosogiannis 1922 2006 Deputy and Alternate Minister of National Defence (1981-86), Minister of Public Order (1986-88)

E

Rank Name Born Died Notes
Major General Athanasios Exadaktylos 1869 1936 Deputy Chief of the Army Staff Service, Chief of Staff of the Interior Army (1921)
Lieutenant General Joseph-Paul Eydoux French Army general, head of the French military mission (1911-14)

F

Rank Name Born Died Notes
Lieutenant General Evangelos Florakis 1943 2002 Commander of II Corps (1999-2000), and the Cypriot National Guard (2000-02)
Lieutenant General Frangoulis Frangos 1951 Chief of the Army General Staff (2009-11), Minister for National Defence (2012)
Lieutenant General Athanasios Frangou 1864 1923 Commander of 1st Division (1920-22) and of the "Southern Group" (August 1922)

G

Rank Name Born Died Notes
Lieutenant General Ioannis Gennimatas 1910 1981 Chief of the Army General Staff (1964-65)
General King George I 1845 1913 Held the rank of General as King of Greece (1863-1913)
Field Marshal King George II 1890 1947 Held the rank of General, and from 1939 of Field Marshal, as King of Greece (1922-24, 1935-47)
Lieutenant General Dimitrios Giatzis 1891 1964 Commander of 9th Infantry Division (1945), I Corps (1946-47), First Army (1947), Chief of the Army General Staff (1947-49)
Lieutenant General Solon Gikas 1898 1978 Chief of the Army General Staff (1954-56), Minister for Public Works (1958-63), Minister for Public Order (1974-76)
General Phaedon Gizikis 1917 1999 Commander of First Army and Military Commander of Athens during the Regime of the Colonels, President of the Republic (1973-74)
Lieutenant General Stylianos Gonatas 1876 1966 As a colonel, one of the leaders of the 11 September 1922 Revolution. Prime Minister of the Revolutionary Government (1922-24), Senator and President of the Senate, Minister for Public Works. Awarded the rank of Lt. General by the National Assembly in 1924.
General Dimitrios Grapsas 1948 Chief of the Army General Staff (2006-07), Chief of the National Defence General Staff (2007-09)
General Agamemnon Gratsios 1922 1993 Chief of the Army General Staff (1976-80), Chief of the National Defence General Staff (1980-82)
Major General Neokosmos Grigoriadis 1879 1967
General Georgios Grivas 1898 1974 Cypriot-born officer, leader of the royalist Organization X, leader of EOKA against British rule in Cyprus (1955-59), awarded the rank of General in retirement by the Greek Parliament. Held active rank as commander of the Cypriot National Guard (1964-67), leader of EOKA B against Archbishop Makarios (1967-74)
Lieutenant General Theodoros Grivas 1797 1862

H

Rank Name Born Died Notes
Lieutenant General Emmanuel Han 1801 1867
Lieutenant General Georgios Hatzianestis 1863 1922 Commander of the Army of Asia Minor (May-August 1922). Tried and executed as responsible for the Asia Minor Disaster in the Trial of the Six.
Major General Christos Hatzimichalis 1866 Commander of II Corps (1922-23)
Major General Christodoulos Hatzipetros 1798 1869 Fighter in the Greek War of Independence, aide-de-camp to Kings Otto and George I
Major General Christos Hatzipetros 1873 1945

I

Rank Name Born Died Notes
Major General Dimitrios Ioannidis 1923 2010 One of the leaders of the Regime of the Colonels, head of the Greek Military Police (1967-73). De facto dictator from November 1973 until the junta's overthrow in August 1974, when he was forcibly retired. Tried and convicted of high treason to life imprisonment.
Lieutenant General Dimitrios Ioannou 1861 1926 Commander of the Archipelago Division (1916-18), I Corps (1918-19), Smyrna Army Corps (1919-20)

K

Rank Name Born Died Notes
Lieutenant General Stylianos Kalfelis 1950 Inspector-General of the Army (2006-09)
Lieutenant General Konstantinos Kallaris 1858 1940 Commander of the 2nd Division (1911-13), I Corps (1914), Minister of Military Affairs (1916)
Major General Dimitrios Kallergis 1803 1867 Fighter in the Greek War of Independence, one of the leaders of the 3 September 1843 Revolution. Minister for Military Affairs (1853-55).
Lieutenant General Andreas Kallinskis-Roïdis 1868
Lieutenant General Spyridon Karaiskakis 1826 1899 Minister for Military Affairs (1875-76, 1878, 1880, 1882), MP
Lieutenant General Vasileios Kardamakis 1900 1971 Chief of the Army General Staff (1959-62)
Major General Georgios Katechakis 1881 1939 MP and Senator, Minister for Military Affairs (1924, 1930-32), Governor-General in Thrace (1922-23) and Crete (1928-30)
Lieutenant General Dimitrios Katheniotis 1882 1947 Chief of the Army General Staff (1933-35)
Lieutenant General Charalambos Katsimitros 1886 1962 Commander of the 8th Division (1938-41), Minister of Labour and Agriculture in the collaborationist government (1941)
Major General Pafsanias Katsotas 1896 1991 Commander of I Greek Brigade at El Alamein, MP and Minister in several portfolios, Mayor of Athens (1954-59)
Major General Kleomenis Kleomenous 1852
Major General Miltiadis Koimisis 1878 1935
Major General Gennaios Kolokotronis 1805 1868 Fighter in the Greek War of Independence, aide-de-camp of King Otto and Prime Minister (1862)
Field Marshal Theodoros Kolokotronis 1770 1843 Klepht leader, he served under the British in the 1800s. One of the main Greek leaders in the Greek War of Independence, as general-in-chief of the Morea. After Independence, he was a political opponent of the regency during King Otto's minority and imprisoned, narrowly escaping execution.
Lieutenant General Georgios Kondylis 1878 1936 Suppressed the royalist revolt of 1923, overthrew the dictatorship of Theodoros Pangalos in 1926, suppressed the March 1935 Venizelist coup attempt. MP and Minister of Military Affairs (1924, 1926, 1932-33, 1933-35), Prime Minister (1926, 1935). Abolished the Republic on 10 October 1935, restoring the Greek monarchy
Lieutenant General Alexandros Kontoulis 1858 1933 Commander of I Corps (1921-22), Ambassador to Albania
Lieutenant General Aristotelis Korakas 1858 Commander of V, III Corps (1917-18), Head of Royal Military Household (1918-20)
Lieutenant General Georgios Kosmas 1884 1964 Commander of IV, V, I Corps (1940-41), Governor-General in Thrace (1947-48), Chief of the Army General Staff (1949-51)
General Michail Kostarakos 1956 Chief of the National Defence General Staff (2011-2015)
Lieutenant General Georgios Koumanakos 1913 2003
Lieutenant General Alexandros Kontoulis 1858 1933 Commander of I Corps in the Asia Minor Campaign, Ambassador to Albania
Lieutenant General Konstantinos Koumoundouros 1846 1924 MP, Minister for Naval Affairs (1890-92), Minister of Military Affairs (1899)

M

Rank Name Born Died Notes
Major General Nikolaos Makris 1829 1911 Chief of the Gendarmerie, Commander of 1st Division (1897)
Major General Ioannis Mamouris 1797 1867 Fighter in the War of Independence
Lieutenant General Konstantinos Manetas 1879 1960 Chief of the Army General Staff (1931), MP and minister
Lieutenant General Theodoros Manetas 1881 1947 Chief of the Army General Staff (1931-33), MP and minister
Lieutenant General Christos Manolas 1959 Chief of the Army General Staff (2014-)
Lieutenant General Emmanouil Manousogiannakis 1853 1916 Commander of 1st Division in the Balkan Wars, II Corps thereafter
Major General Manolis Mantakas 1891 1968 Leader of the leftist Cretan Resistance and PEEA member in World War II
Lieutenant General Dimitrios Matthaiopoulos 1861 1923 Commander of the 5th and 8th Divisions in the Balkan Wars
Antonios Mavromichalis 1792 1873 Fighter in the War of Independence
Lieutenant General Alexandros Mazarakis-Ainian 1874 1943 Chief of the Army General Staff (1924-25, 1926-27, 1929-31), minister
Lieutenant General Konstantinos Mazarakis-Ainian 1869 1949 Fighter in the Macedonian Struggle, Commander of Xanthi Division in the Asia Minor Campaign
Lieutenant General Vasileios Melas 1879 1956 Commander of Cavalry Division in the Asia Minor Campaign
Lieutenant General Dimitrios Meletopoulos 1796 1858 Fighter in the War of Independence
Major General Alexandros Merentitis 1880 1964 Chief of the Army General Staff (1928-29), General Director of the Aviation Ministry (1930-34), Minister
Lieutenant General Ioannis Metaxas 1871 1941 Chief of the Army General Staff (1915), leading figure of the National Schism, Prime Minister and dictator of the 4th of August Regime (1936-41)
Lieutenant General Konstantinos Miliotis-Komninos 1869 1949 Commander of 6th Division in the Balkan Wars, and the Army of Asia Minor in the Asia Minor Campaign
Lieutenant General Konstantinos Moschopoulos 1854 1942 Commander of 4th Division and various divisional groups in the Balkan Wars, III Corps, Chief of the Army General Staff (1916)

N

Rank Name Born Died Notes
Lieutenant General Konstantinos Nider 1865 1942 Fighter in the Macedonian Struggle, Commander of 1st Division in the Macedonian front, of the Army of Occupation and the Army of Thrace in the Asia Minor Campaign

O

Rank Name Born Died Notes
Lieutenant General Alexandros Othonaios 1879 1970 Fighter in the Macedonian Struggle, Commander of Kydoniai Division (1919-20), II and III Corps (1923-25), Prime Minister in March 1933 emergency cabinet

P

Rank Name Born Died Notes
Lieutenant General Konstantinos Pallis 1871 1941 Chief of Staff of Army of Asia Minor (1920-22), Chief of Army General Staff (1940-41)
Lieutenant General Dimitrios Papadopoulos 1889 1983 Inspector of Artillery (1938-40), Commander of II Corps (1940-41)
Field Marshal Alexandros Papagos 1883 1955 Minister of Military Affairs (1935), Chief of the Army General Staff (1936-40), Commander-in-Chief of the Army (1940-41, 1949-50), Chief of the National Defense General Staff (1950-51), Prime Minister (1952-55)
Lieutenant General Leonidas Papagos 1844
Lieutenant General Anastasios Papoulas 1857 1935 Commander of the Army of Asia Minor (1920-22)
Lieutenant General Leonidas Paraskevopoulos 1860 1936 Commander of I Corps (1917-18), Commander-in-Chief of the Army (1918-20), Senator
Field Marshal King Paul I 1901 1964
Brigadier General Stylianos Pattakos 1912 One of the leaders of the 1967 coup, Interior Minister (1967-71, 1973), Deputy Prime Minister (1967-73)
Major General Christoforos Perraivos 1773 1863 Fighter in the Greek War of Independence
Lieutenant General Periklis Pierrakos-Mavromichalis 1863 1938 Olympic medallist (1986), Interior Minister (1922-23), Minister for Military Affairs (1924), Senator
Lieutenant General Ioannis Pitsikas 1881 1975 Commander of I Corps (1940), W. Macedonia Army Section and Epirus Army Section (1940-41), Mayor of Athens (1946-50), Minister of National Defence (1952), Minister for Northern Greece (1961)
Lieutenant General Nikolaos Plastiras 1883 1953 As Colonel, one of the leaders of the 11 September 1922 Revolution. Prime Minister (1945, 1950, 195-152). Awarded the rank of Lt. General by the National Assembly in 1924.
Lieutenant General Andreas Platis 1865 Commander of 7th Division (1921-22), Smyrna Superior Military Command (1922)
Lieutenant General Georgios Polymenakos 1859 1942 Commander of III Corps (1921), Northern Group of Divisions (1921-22)
Lieutenant General Theodoros Pangalos 1878 1952 Chief of staff of the Army of Asia Minor (1919-20), Commander of the Army of the Evros (1922-23), Prime Minister (1925-26) and President (1926) as dictator
Lieutenant General Achilleas Protosyngellos 1879 1943 Director-General of the Ministry of Military Affairs (1930-34), Deputy Chief of the Army General Staff (1934-35), Commander of the Supreme War School (1935-36).

S

Rank Name Born Died Notes
Lieutenant General Konstantinos Sapountzakis 1846 1931 Chief of the Army General Staff (1906-09), commander of the Army of Epirus (1912-13)
Lieutenant General Vasileios Sapountzakis 1811 1901 Inspector-General of the Army (1878), Minister of Military Affairs
Major General Ptolemaios Sarigiannis 1882 1958 Chief of the Army General Staff (1925-26)
Major General Chrysanthos Sisinis 1857
Major General Dimitrios Sisinis 1861
Major General Ioannis Sismanis 1859
Lieutenant General Konstantinos Skarlatos 1872 1969
Lieutenant General Konstantinos Smolenskis 1842 1915 Commander of 1st Division (1897), Minister of Military Affairs (1897, 1903-04)
Lieutenant General Napoleon Sotilis 1860 1953 Deputy Chief of Army General Staff (1912), Commander of 7th Division (1912-15), V & II Corps (1915-16)
Major General Spyridon Sotiropoulos 1859
Lieutenant General Petros Soumilas 1861 1955 Commander of 12th & 10th Divisions (1920-22), III Corps (1922)
Lieutenant General Grigorios Spandidakis 1909 1996 Chief of the Army General Staff (1965-67), Deputy PM and Minister of National Defence (1967)
Lieutenant General Panagiotis Spiliotopoulos 1891 1962 Chief of the Army General Staff (1946-47), Minister for National Defence (1951)
Lieutenant General Spyromilios 1800 1880 Fighter in the War of Independence, Minister of Military Affairs (1850-53, 1859, 1862, 1867-68)
Lieutenant General Georgios Stanotas 1888 1965 Commander of the Cavalry Division (1939-41), Peloponnese Mil. Command (1947-48)
Major General Xenophon Stratigos 1869 1927 Deputy Chief of Army General Staff (1916-17, 1920-21)
Major General Ioannis Stratos 1793 1848 Fighter in the War of Independence, Major General in the Royal Phalanx

T

Rank Name Born Died Notes
Major General Nikos Toskas 1952 Deputy Minister for National Defence (2015), Alternate Minister of Citizen Protection (2015-)
Lieutenant General Nikolaos Trikoupis 1868 1956 Commander of 3rd Division (1917-18, 1921), II Corps (1921), I Corps (1921-22)
Lieutenant General Ioannis Trilivas 1868 Commander of 5th Division (1921-22), IV Corps (1927)
Lieutenant General Thrasyvoulos Tsakalotos 1897 1989 Commander of I and II Corps (1948-49), Chief of the Army General Staff (1951-52)
Major General Ioannis Tsangaridis 1887 1939
Lieutenant General Athanasios Tselios 1956 Chief of the Army General Staff (2013-14)
Lieutenant General Charalambos Tseroulis 1879 1929 Commander of Archipelago Division (1920), IV Corps (1922-23)
Lieutenant General Efthymios Tsimikalis 1879 1943 Commander of Crete Division (1920-21), 10th Division (1922-23), IV Corps (1923-25)
Major General Nikolaos Tsipouras 1880
Lieutenant General Vlasios Tsirogiannis 1872 1928 Commander of 3rd & 2nd Division, III Corps (1922-28)
Major General Christos Tsolakopoulos 1868 1923 Posthumous honorary promotion
Lieutenant General Georgios Tsolakoglou 1886 1948 Commander of III Corps and W. Macedonia Army Section (1940-41), Collaborationist Prime Minister during the Occupation (1941-43)
Lieutenant General Georgios Tsontos 1871 1942

V

Rank Name Born Died Notes
Major General Michalis Vardanis 1936 2014
Major General Timoleon Vassos 1836 1929
Lieutenant General Konstantinos Ventiris 1892 1960 Chief of the Army General Staff (1944, 1947)
Lieutenant General Étienne de Villaret French Army general, head of the French military mission (1914)
Lieutenant General Aristotelis Vlachopoulos 1866 1960 Chief of the Army General Staff (1920-21), Commander of IV Corps (1922)
Lieutenant General Nikolaos Vlachopoulos 1868 1957 Chief of the Army General Staff (1922-24, 1927-28)
Lieutenant General Nikolaos Vorvolakos 1931 2014 Chief of the Cypriot National Guard (1993-98)
Lieutenant General Vasileios Vrachnos 1887 1971 Commander of 1st Division (1940)

Y

Rank Name Born Died Notes
General Demetrios Ypsilantis 1793 1832

Z

Rank Name Born Died Notes
Lieutenant General Nikolaos Zafeiriou 1871 1947 Commander of 1st Division (1919-20), 3rd Division, II, III and V Corps (1923-1926)
General Dimitrios Zagorianakos 1918 1977 Chief of the Army Command (1972-73) and the Armed Forces Command (1973)
Major General Nikolaos Zervas 1800 1869 Fighter in the Greek War of Independence
Major General Ioannis Zisis 1941 Commander of Evros Brigade (1941)
General Georgios Zoitakis 1910 1996 Commander of III Corps (1966-67), Regent (1967-1972)
Lieutenant General Emmanouil Zymvrakakis 1861 1928
Lieutenant General Emmanouil Zymvrakakis 1856 1931

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