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Archbishop Makarios III
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1st President of the Republic of Cyprus
In office
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)
In office
7 December 1974 – 3 August 1977
Vice President vacant
Preceded by Glafcos Clerides (acting)
Succeeded by Spyros Kyprianou
Archbishop of Cyprus
In office
18 September 1950 – 3 August 1977
Preceded by Makarios II
Succeeded by Chrysostomos I
Personal details
Born (1913-08-13)August 13, 1913
Panagia, Paphos, Cyprus
Died August 3, 1977(1977-08-03) (aged 63)
Nicosia, Cyprus
Political party Independent
Profession Clergy

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.

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