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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 twice 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 157,498 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Nikolaos Plastiras is the 8,191st most popular politician (down from 8,151st in 2019), the 435th most popular biography from Greece (up from 457th in 2019) and the 184th most popular Greek Politician.

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Among politicians, Nikolaos Plastiras ranks 8,191 out of 15,577Before him are Sharof Rashidov, Nguyễn Minh Triết, Duchess Frederica of Württemberg, Gertrude of Saxony, Ferruccio Parri, and Aben Humeya. After him are Jonas Basanavičius, Juan Bosch, Theresa of Portugal, Countess of Flanders, Staffan de Mistura, Jerry Rawlings, and Franz Schlegelberger.

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Among people born in 1883, Nikolaos Plastiras ranks 98Before him are Joseph Stilwell, Leonid Kulik, José Mendes Cabeçadas, Umberto Saba, Hermann Abendroth, and Eugen Ritter von Schobert. After him are Andrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, Richard Gerstl, Marie Under, Jean Metzinger, Ota Benga, and Johnston McCulley. Among people deceased in 1953, Nikolaos Plastiras ranks 62Before him are Prince Oscar Bernadotte, Chōjun Miyagi, Albert Gleizes, Jorge Negrete, Jim Thorpe, and James Finlayson. After him are Francesco Saverio Nitti, Iuliu Maniu, Hjalmar Hammarskjöld, Kathleen Ferrier, Titta Ruffo, and Dámaso Berenguer.

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Among people born in Greece, Nikolaos Plastiras ranks 435 out of 936Before him are Victorinus of Pettau (250), Dimitrios Loundras (1885), Georgios Karaiskakis (1780), Hecataeus of Abdera (-400), Spyridon Samaras (1861), and Manos Hatzidakis (1925). After him are Aristarchus of Thessalonica (5), Gylippus (-500), Dimitrios Ioannidis (1923), Augustinos Kapodistrias (1778), Chabrias (-500), and Demaratus of Corinth (-700).


Among politicians born in Greece, Nikolaos Plastiras ranks 184Before him are Yanis Varoufakis (1961), Manuel Kantakouzenos (1326), Antonis Samaras (1951), Dinarchus (-361), Teucer (null), and Alexandros Zaimis (1855). After him are Augustinos Kapodistrias (1778), Demaratus of Corinth (-700), Battus I of Cyrene (-580), Konstantinos Tsatsos (1899), Hyperbolus (-500), and Pelops of Sparta (-210).