Celebrities in Corfu

Prince Philip of Edinburgh

Prince Philip of Edinburgh ©BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives/Flick

Corfu is a famous Greek tourist paradise in the Ionian See with many beautiful attractions, but it is also the place where many famous people lived and were born. Today we would like to present you briefly 8 celebrities of Corfu Island from the 10th century until today.

These celebrities of Corfu include a saint of the island, a Venetian officer, a novelist, an empresses, a prince and a princess and politicians. They are: Saint Arsenius, Giacomo Casanova, Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark, Lawrence Durell, Elisabeth of Bavaria or Sisi, Ioannis Kapodistrias, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and Georgios Theotokis


Saint Arsenius

Saint Arsenius in one of the main celebrities of Corfu and lived in the 10th century and is also known as Arsenius of Kerkyra or Arsenius of Corfu. He was one main patron saints of the island along with Saint Spiridon and the first bishop of Corfu.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark is a celebrity born in Corfu in 1921 and became the husband of Queen Elizabeth II in 1947.

Prince Philip of Edinburgh

Prince Philip of Edinburgh ©BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives/Flick

Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark

Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark is a world know celebrity and was born in 1965 in Corfu at Mon Repos and and is the eldest child of Constantine II the King of Greece and Queen Anne-Marie.

Elisabeth of Bavaria

Elisabeth of Bavaria is one of the most known celebrities of Europe. She lived between the years 1837-1898 and was also known as Elisabeth of Wittelsbach or “Sisi”. She was the Empress of Austria and the wife of Franz Joseph. The Achilles Palace on the island was built for her and then she moved here.

Empress Elisabeth

Empress Elisabeth ©korom/Flick

Giacomo Casanova

Giacomo Casanova lived between the years 1725-1798 and it was an officer of the Venetian army during the Venetian domination. He wrote the book “Story of My Life” that is considered to be one of the most authentic creations presenting the rules and customs of the European society of 18th century.

Lawrence Durell

Lawrence Durell lived between the years 1912-1990 and was a British novelist, poet and playwright, who lived a few years on the island.

Georgios Theotokis

Georgios Theotokis is a Greek celebrity born in Corfu and lived between the years 1844-1916. He was a Greek politician and four times Prime Minister of Greece.

Ioannis Kapodistrias

Ioannis Kapodistrias in a Greek celebrity and lived between the years 1776-1831. He  was born in Corfu, Greece. He was the first governor and first president of Greece.

Statue of Ioannis Kapodistrias

Statue of Ioannis Kapodistrias ©wfbakker2/Flick

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