Phaedon Gizikis

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Phaedon Gizikis (Greek: Φαίδων Γκιζίκης) was a Greek Army officer and president of Greece (1973-1974).

Born on June 13, 1917, Phaedon Gizikis was a career Greek army officer. In 1967 he supported the Georgios Papadopoulos' coup d'etat and received a number of senior military posts during the dictatorship that followed . He was given the figurehead title of President of the Republic on November 25, 1973, after Papadopoulos was ousted by Dimitrios Ioannides as head of the regime in an internal power struggle.

After the fall of the dictatorship in 1974, he retained his post for four months until a new constitution could be enacted; he was then replaced by Michail Stasinopoulos.

After his fall from power he went into seclusion; he died impoverished and blind on July 17, 1999.


Preceded by:
Georgios Papadopoulos
President of Greece
1973 - 1974
Succeeded by:
Michail Stasinopoulos