Makarios III

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Archbishop Makarios III
1st President of the Republic of Cyprus
In office
16 August 1960 – 15 July 1974
Vice PresidentFazıl Küçük
Preceded byOffice created
Succeeded byNikos Sampson (Installed as President by the Greek officers who executed a coup d'état against Makarios)
In office
7 December 1974 – 3 August 1977
Vice Presidentvacant
Preceded byGlafcos Clerides (acting)
Succeeded bySpyros Kyprianou
Archbishop of Cyprus
In office
18 September 1950 – 3 August 1977
Preceded byMakarios II
Succeeded byChrysostomos I
Personal details
Born(1913-08-13)August 13, 1913
Panagia, Paphos, Cyprus
DiedAugust 3, 1977(1977-08-03) (aged 63)
Nicosia, Cyprus
Political partyIndependent

Makarios III (Greek: Μακάριος Γ), born Michail Christodolou Mouskos (Greek: Μιχαήλ Χριστοδούλου Μούσκος; August 13, 1913 – August 3, 1977), was the archbishop and primate of the autocephalous Cypriot Orthodox Church (1950–1977). He was the first President of the Republic of Cyprus (1960–1974 and 1974–1977). In his three terms as President of Cyprus (1959-1977), he survived four assassination attempts.

Makarios died from a heart attack on August 3, 1977 in Nicosia, Cyprus, aged 63.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Markides, Constantine. "Macabre battle over Makarios’ heart" Archived 2007-05-21 at the Wayback Machine. Cyprus Mail, November 16, 2006. Accessed 15 October 2008.

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