Nikolaos Plastiras

1883 - 1953

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Nikolaos Plastiras (Greek: Νικόλαος Πλαστήρας; 4 November 1883 – 26 July 1953) was a Greek general and politician, who served thrice as Prime Minister of Greece. A distinguished soldier known for his personal bravery, he became famous as "The Black Rider" during the Greco-Turkish War of 1919–1922, where he commanded the 5/42 Evzone Regiment. After the Greek defeat in the war, along with other Venizelist officers he launched the 11 September 1922 Revolution that deposed King Constantine I of Greece and his government. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikolaos Plastiras has received more than 94,647 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Nikolaos Plastiras is the 8,162nd most popular politician (up from 8,777th in 2019), the 459th most popular biography from Greece (down from 447th in 2019) and the 200th most popular Greek Politician.

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Among politicians, Nikolaos Plastiras ranks 8,162 out of 15,710Before him are Irene Asanina, Gabriel Ramanantsoa, László Bárdossy, Galindo Aznárez II, Hugo Haase, and Khertek Anchimaa-Toka. After him are Hyder Ali, Agnello Participazio, Ermengol I, Count of Urgell, Luis Somoza Debayle, William VII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, and Ernest of Bavaria.

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Among people born in 1883, Nikolaos Plastiras ranks 102Before him are Walter Huston, Ivan Ilyin, Ludwig Müller, Louis Massignon, Yevgeny Vakhtangov, and Enrico Toselli. After him are Max Fleischer, Umberto Saba, Indalecio Prieto, Katia Mann, Andrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, and Hubert Pierlot. Among people deceased in 1953, Nikolaos Plastiras ranks 67Before him are Jim Thorpe, Jorge Negrete, Princess Françoise of Orléans, Nikolay Zelinsky, Iuliu Maniu, and Stanisław Wojciechowski. After him are Evgeny Paton, Titta Ruffo, Dámaso Berenguer, Ernst Reuter, Kathleen Ferrier, and Francesco Saverio Nitti.

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Among people born in Greece, Nikolaos Plastiras ranks 459 out of 855Before him are John Aniston (1933), Eusebia (400), Pherecydes of Leros (-480), Müezzinzade Ali Pasha (null), Afet İnan (1908), and Stamata Revithi (1866). After him are Agapenor (null), Demaratus of Corinth (-700), Konstantinos Tsatsos (1899), Alexandros Zaimis (1855), Timotheus (-400), and Victorinus of Pettau (250).


Among politicians born in Greece, Nikolaos Plastiras ranks 200Before him are Michail Stasinopoulos (1903), Cleombrotus II (-250), Peter the Patrician (500), Eurycratides (-600), Dorieus (-600), and Agesilaus I (null). After him are Agapenor (null), Demaratus of Corinth (-700), Konstantinos Tsatsos (1899), Alexandros Zaimis (1855), Timotheus (-400), and Agesipolis III (-242).