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Claims to fame include:

• Founder of Hellenic Lines, Greece’s only major liner operator
• Fighter for reform of the conference system
• Champion of the Greek flag and Greek seafarers

PERICLES Callimanopulos dedicated most of his career to establishing an international liner company that would also serve the Greek economy. His steady quest to achieve this vision makes him a unique figure in the annals of Greek shipping.

He was born in Patras in 1892, into a family that only a few decades earlier had been prominent fighters in the Greek revolution against the Ottoman Empire. Courage and independence were also hallmarks of his shipping career.

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