Georgios Papadopoulos

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Birthday
5, 1919
Birthplace
Greece
Death Date
Jun 27, 1999 (80)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
5, 1919
Birthplace
Greece
Death Date
Jun 27, 1999 (80)

About

A leader of the 1967 Greek military coup d'etat, he joined Dimitrios Ioannidis as a dictator in the "Regime of the Colonels" Junta that governed Greece during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Before Fame

In the late 1940s, he trained as a United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent.

Trivia

He was the object of a 1968 assassination attempt by Greek author and Centre Union Party politician Alexandros Panagoulis.

Family Life

His first marriage, to Niki Vasileiadi, produced two children. With his second wife, Despina Gaspari, he had a third child.

Associated With

He and fellow politician and military leader Abdel Fattah El-sisi (of Egypt) were both involved, in their respective countries, in military coup d'etats.