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Georgios Papadopoulos

1919 - 1999

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Geórgios Papadopoulos (; Greek: Γεώργιος Παπαδόπουλος [ʝeˈorʝi.os papaˈðopulos]; 5 May 1919 – 27 June 1999) was a Greek military officer and political leader who ruled Greece as a military dictator from 1967 to 1973. He joined the Royal Hellenic Army during the Second World War and resisted the 1940 Italian invasion. Later on, he allegedly became an active Axis collaborator with the Security Battalions, although this claim has been disputed by historians. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georgios Papadopoulos has received more than 745,847 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. Georgios Papadopoulos is the 1,926th most popular politician (down from 1,787th in 2019), the 156th most popular biography from Greece (down from 148th in 2019) and the 58th most popular Greek Politician.

Georgios Papadopoulos was a Greek military officer who led a coup d'état that overthrew King Constantine II of Greece and his government.

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Among politicians, Georgios Papadopoulos ranks 1,926 out of 15,577Before him are Salome Zourabichvili, Abd al-Rahman II, Masoud Barzani, John I of Castile, Ismail II, and Attalus I. After him are William V, Prince of Orange, Hotepsekhemwy, Milo of Croton, Ananda Mahidol, Lütfi Pasha, and Jim Mattis.

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Among people born in 1919, Georgios Papadopoulos ranks 13Before him are Desmond Doss, Primo Levi, Zhao Ziyang, Giulio Andreotti, Margot Fonteyn, and Lino Ventura. After him are Nat King Cole, Choi Kyu-hah, Donald Pleasence, Kim Jong-suk, Gerhard Barkhorn, and Fausto Coppi. Among people deceased in 1999, Georgios Papadopoulos ranks 16Before him are Amália Rodrigues, Yehudi Menuhin, Raisa Gorbacheva, Wilt Chamberlain, Robert Bresson, and Wassily Leontief. After him are Petr Shelokhonov, Willi Stoph, Desmond Llewelyn, Jerzy Grotowski, Joe DiMaggio, and Dirk Bogarde.

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Among people born in Greece, Georgios Papadopoulos ranks 156 out of 936Before him are Pausanias (null), Craterus (-370), Longus (110), Pleistarchus (-500), Lysander (-401), and Prodicus (-460). After him are Antipope Alexander V (1339), Antonia Minor (-36), Andronicus of Rhodes (-100), Demetrius Vikelas (1835), Pherecydes of Syros (-580), and Cleomenes I (-600).


Among politicians born in Greece, Georgios Papadopoulos ranks 58Before him are Ioannis Metaxas (1871), Ephialtes of Trachis (-550), Sophia Palaiologina (1455), Agesilaus II (-444), Ioannis Kapodistrias (1776), and Pleistarchus (-500). After him are Antonia Minor (-36), Cleomenes I (-600), Aeschines (-389), Nicias (-500), Antigonus II Gonatas (-319), and Cleomenes III (-260).