|President of Poland|
December 22 1990 – December 22 1995
|Preceded by||Wojciech Jaruzelski (in country)/Ryszard Kaczorowski (in exile)|
|Succeeded by||Aleksander Kwaśniewski|
|Born||September 29, 1943|
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.