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.
|President of Greece
1973 - 1974