Georgios Papadopoulos

Georgios Papadopoulos (Greek Γεώργιος Παπαδόπουλος; * 5. May 1919 in Eléochorion, Peloponnes, Greece; † 27. June 1999 in Athens) was a Greek officer and politician.

After at the beginning of the 1960er years had risen in Greece the tensions relating to domestic affairs, a group of conservative officers under Georgios Papadopoulos could do to 21. April 1967 a diktatorisches regime with state of emergency, synchronising the press, mass arrests and - deportationen as well as to concentration camps on the islands Jaros and Leros establish. After a failed Gegenputsch of the king Konstantin II. in December 1967 this had to go into the exile.

1968 committed Alexandros Panagoulis an assassination attempt on the dictator, missed however a its goal and Papadopoulos remained intact.

At the 1. June 1973 proclaimed Papadopoulos the republic and became even a president. After a unblutigen Putsch against him in November 1973 general Phaidon Dimitriou Gizikis transferred the presidency, although he did not lead the Putsch. This did the commander of the army, Joannidis. Papadopoulos was arrested and condemned later to life imprisonment, where he also died.



 

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