Alexandros Papagos

1883 - 1955

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Alexandros Papagos (Greek: Αλέξανδρος Παπάγος; 9 December 1883 – 4 October 1955) was a Greek army officer who led the Hellenic Army in World War II and the later stages of the subsequent Greek Civil War. The only Greek career officer to rise to the rank of Field Marshal, Papagos became the first Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff from 1950 until his resignation the following year. He then entered politics, founding the nationalist Greek Rally party and becoming the country's Prime Minister after his victory in the 1952 elections. His premiership was shaped by the Cold War and the aftermath of the Greek Civil War, and was defined by several key events, including Greece becoming a member of NATO; U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexandros Papagos has received more than 112,405 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Alexandros Papagos is the 4,171st most popular politician (down from 3,956th in 2019), the 271st most popular biography from Greece (down from 254th in 2019) and the 118th most popular Greek Politician.

Alexandros Papagos was a Greek general who led Greece in World War II. He was most famous for leading Greece to victory in the Greco-Italian War and the Battle of the Metaxas Line.

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Among politicians, Alexandros Papagos ranks 4,171 out of 15,710Before him are Liutprand, King of the Lombards, Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark, Charles I, Duke of Savoy, Archduke Joseph August of Austria, Eumenes I, and Al-Mutawakkil III. After him are Gnassingbé Eyadéma, Eric III of Denmark, Dong Biwu, Piast the Wheelwright, Crocodile, and Alexandre Pétion.

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Among people born in 1883, Alexandros Papagos ranks 57Before him are William Carlos Williams, Zaifeng, Prince Chun, Prince Eitel Friedrich of Prussia, Richard von Mises, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, and Ida Rubinstein. After him are Bernhard Rust, Karl von Terzaghi, Mauritz Stiller, Nikolay Krestinsky, José Clemente Orozco, and Edgard Varèse. Among people deceased in 1955, Alexandros Papagos ranks 34Before him are Michael Chekhov, Mammad Amin Rasulzadeh, Leonid Govorov, Yves Tanguy, Cordell Hull, and Alexander Wienerberger. After him are Mihály Károlyi, Princess Clémentine of Belgium, John Mott, Rodolphe Seeldrayers, Léon Werth, and Garegin Nzhdeh.

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Among people born in Greece, Alexandros Papagos ranks 271 out of 855Before him are Arsinoe I (-305), Hypereides (-390), Phaedo of Elis (-401), Vicky Leandros (1949), Andreas Palaiologos (1453), and Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark (1905). After him are Rigas Feraios (1757), Conon of Samos (-280), Alexander V of Macedon (-390), Plutarch of Athens (350), Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta (1904), and Chares of Lindos (-400).


Among politicians born in Greece, Alexandros Papagos ranks 118Before him are Theramenes (-450), Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (1906), Machaon (null), Hypereides (-390), Andreas Palaiologos (1453), and Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark (1905). After him are Alexander V of Macedon (-390), Andocides (-440), Leonidas of Rhodes (-200), Cypselus (-700), Konstantinos Mitsotakis (1918), and Pleistoanax (-500).