- Stylianos Pattakos
Stylianos Pattakos (Greek: Στυλιανός Παττακός) (born
November 8, 1912) was a Greek military man and one of the principals of the Greek military junta of 1967-1974that overthrew the government of Panagiotis Kanellopoulosin a coup d'étaton April 21, 1967.
He was born on
November 8, 1912, in the small village of Agia Paraskevi in Creteand studied at the Hellenic Military Academy. He was commissioned an officer and saw action in World War II.
After the war, he eventually rose to the rank of
Brigadier Generaland was assigned to the armoured divisions of the Atticaplain. It was then that he met Colonel Georgios Papadopoulosand Brigadier General Nikolaos Makarezos. The threesome planned and executed the coup on the night of April 20 to April 21, 1967, claiming political anomaly had made them to do so. For his participation, Pattakos was awarded with the Ministry of the Interior. As head of that post, Pattakos stripped Greek actress and political activist, Melina Mercouri, of Greek citizenship. Mercouri retorted "I was born a Greek and I will die a Greek. Mr. Pattakos was born a fascist and he will die a fascist!"
November 25, 1973, politically far rightBrigadier General Dimitrios Ioannidesoverthrew Papadopoulos and Pattakos found himself sidelined. The following year, the 7-year Junta came to an end in the aftermath of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus.
The newly-restored democratic government of
Constantine Karamanlisput junta officials on trial for rebellion and treason and Pattakos was sentenced to death. That was later commuted to life imprisonment. He was released from jail in September 1990 due to "irreparable damage to his health".
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