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Archbishop Makarios III
|1st President of the Republic of Cyprus|
16 August 1960 – 15 July 1974
|Vice President||Fazıl Küçük|
|Preceded by||Office created|
|Succeeded by||Nikos Sampson (Installed as President by the Greek officers who executed a coup d'état against Makarios)|
7 December 1974 – 3 August 1977
|Preceded by||Glafcos Clerides (acting)|
|Succeeded by||Spyros Kyprianou|
|Archbishop of Cyprus|
18 September 1950 – 3 August 1977
|Preceded by||Makarios II|
|Succeeded by||Chrysostomos I|
August 13, 1913|
Panagia, Paphos, Cyprus
|Died||August 3, 1977
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.
Images for kids
President Makarios during a state visit to Berlin in 1962
President Makarios in Bonn during a state visit to Germany in 1962
Dmitry Medvedev laid a wreath at a monument of Makarios III, 2010.
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