Alexandros Panagoulis

1939 - 1976

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Alexandros Panagoulis (Greek: Αλέξανδρος Παναγούλης; 2 July 1939 – 1 May 1976) was a Greek politician and poet. He took an active role in the fight against the Regime of the Colonels (1967–1974) in Greece. He became famous for his attempt to assassinate dictator Georgios Papadopoulos on 13 August 1968, but also for the torture to which he was subjected during his detention. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexandros Panagoulis has received more than 125,034 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Alexandros Panagoulis is the 5,542nd most popular politician (down from 5,519th in 2019), the 343rd most popular biography from Greece (down from 319th in 2019) and the 154th most popular Greek Politician.

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Among politicians, Alexandros Panagoulis ranks 5,542 out of 15,710Before him are Tushratta, Robert Clive, Rexhep Meidani, Theudoald, Henry IV, Count of Luxembourg, and Emperor Monmu. After him are Mahamadou Issoufou, Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, Gerardo Machado, Marquess of Beixiang, Le Pétomane, and Hendrik Verwoerd.

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Among people born in 1939, Alexandros Panagoulis ranks 101Before him are John O'Keefe, Ion Țiriac, Dusty Springfield, Velibor Vasović, Concha Velasco, and Ricardo Bofill. After him are Krzysztof Zanussi, Michael Moorcock, Mark Margolis, Ruggero Deodato, Stanisław Dziwisz, and Jean Djorkaeff. Among people deceased in 1976, Alexandros Panagoulis ranks 66Before him are Harry Nyquist, Abdul Razak Hussein, Carol Reed, Mikhail Gurevich, Walter Warlimont, and Lee J. Cobb. After him are Willi Hennig, Hans Richter, Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, David Elazar, Walter H. Schottky, and Géza Anda.

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Among people born in Greece, Alexandros Panagoulis ranks 343 out of 855Before him are Gülçiçek Hatun (1355), Theagenes of Thasos (-500), Ahmed Izzet Pasha (1864), Theaetetus (-417), Albert Cohen (1895), and Simeon Uroš (1326). After him are Agis III (-350), Semonides of Amorgos (-650), Miltiades the Elder (-600), Paeonius (-500), Eurydice of Egypt (-400), and Lucas Papademos (1947).


Among politicians born in Greece, Alexandros Panagoulis ranks 154Before him are Jair (-1000), Princess Katherine of Greece and Denmark (1913), Gülçiçek Hatun (1355), Theagenes of Thasos (-500), Ahmed Izzet Pasha (1864), and Simeon Uroš (1326). After him are Agis III (-350), Miltiades the Elder (-600), Eurydice of Egypt (-400), Agesipolis I (-410), Leon of Sparta (-700), and Constantine Phaulkon (1647).