Georgios Papadopoulos

1919 - 1999

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Georgios Papadopoulos (; Greek: Γεώργιος Παπαδόπουλος [ʝeˈorʝi.os papaˈðopulos]; 5 May 1919 – 27 June 1999) was a Greek dictator, the head of the military coup d'état that took place in Greece on 21 April 1967, and leader of the junta that ruled the country from 1967 to 1974. He held his dictatorial power until 1973, when he was himself overthrown by his co-conspirator Dimitrios Ioannidis. Papadopoulos was a Colonel of the Artillery. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georgios Papadopoulos has received more than 545,664 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Georgios Papadopoulos is the 1,790th most popular politician (down from 1,679th in 2019), the 148th most popular biography from Greece (down from 134th in 2019) and the 53rd 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 1,790 out of 15,710Before him are Ammar ibn Yasir, Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg, Pescennius Niger, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Vitiges, and Rugila. After him are Roh Tae-woo, Robert II of Scotland, Cleopatra III of Egypt, Amalric of Jerusalem, Rastislav of Moravia, and Michael VI Bringas.

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Among people born in 1919, Georgios Papadopoulos ranks 13Before him are Primo Levi, Desmond Doss, Nat King Cole, Zhao Ziyang, Giulio Andreotti, and Margot Fonteyn. After him are Kim Jong-suk, Donald Pleasence, Fausto Coppi, Boris Shcherbina, Hans-Joachim Marseille, and Choi Kyu-hah. Among people deceased in 1999, Georgios Papadopoulos ranks 14Before him are Pete Conrad, Joaquín Rodrigo, Yehudi Menuhin, Wassily Leontief, Gertrude B. Elion, and Amália Rodrigues. After him are Robert Bresson, Raisa Gorbacheva, Fred Trump, Willi Stoph, Jerzy Grotowski, and Joe DiMaggio.

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Among people born in Greece, Georgios Papadopoulos ranks 148 out of 855Before him are Saint Giles (640), Longus (110), Oruç Reis (1473), Hippias (-600), Sophia Palaiologina (1455), and Speusippus (-407). After him are Gorgo, Queen of Sparta (-506), Craterus (-370), Brasidas (-500), Demetrius Vikelas (1835), Antipope Alexander V (1339), and Pausanias (null).


Among politicians born in Greece, Georgios Papadopoulos ranks 53Before him are Ioannis Metaxas (1871), Agesilaus II (-444), Pleistarchus (-500), Oruç Reis (1473), Hippias (-600), and Sophia Palaiologina (1455). After him are Brasidas (-500), Nicias (-500), Cleomenes III (-260), Aeschines (-389), Cleomenes I (-600), and Antonia Minor (-36).