Bolesław Bierut

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Bolesław Bierut
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Bolesław Bierut
President of the Republic of Poland
In office
5 February 1947 – 20 November 1952[1]
Prime Minister Józef Cyrankiewicz
Preceded by Himself
as President of the Popular Council
Succeeded by Office abolished
Aleksander Zawadzki (as Chairman of the Council of State)
Wojciech Jaruzelski (After office was restored)
President of the Popular Council
In office
31 December 1944 – 4 February 1947
Prime Minister Edward Osóbka-Morawski
Preceded by Władysław Raczkiewicz
as President in Exile
Succeeded by Himself as President of Poland
Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Poland
In office
21 November 1952 – 18 March 1954
Preceded by Józef Cyrankiewicz
Succeeded by Józef Cyrankiewicz
Personal details
Born (1892-04-18)18 April 1892
Rury, Lublin Governorate, Congress Poland
Died 12 March 1956(1956-03-12) (aged 63)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Political party Communist Party of Poland
Polish Workers' Party
Polish United Workers' Party
Spouse(s) Wanda Górska (1903-1983)

Bolesław Bierut was a Polish Communist leader. He became President of Poland after the Soviet Union took leadership of the country. Bierut was a strong supporter of Stalinism.

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