Lech Wałęsa

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Lech Wałęsa
President of Poland
In office
December 22 1990 – December 22 1995
Preceded by Wojciech Jaruzelski (in country)/Ryszard Kaczorowski (in exile)
Succeeded by Aleksander Kwaśniewski
Personal details
Born September 29, 1943
Nationality Polish
Spouse(s) Danuta Wałęsa
Profession electrician
Religion Roman Catholic
This person was awarded a Nobel Prize

Lech Walesa (Polish: Lech Wałęsa (pronounced [lɛx vaˈwɛ̃sa]) (born September 29, 1943) was a Polish shipyard worker and a politician who used to be the leader of Solidarity and the President of Poland, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983.