Edvard Beneš

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Edvard Beneš

Edvard Beneš (28 May 1884 in Kožlany – 3 September 1948 in Sezimovo Ústí) was the second President of Czechoslovakia (1935- 1938 and 1945- 1948). During World War II he led the Government-in-exile in England (1939- 1945). He resigned in 1948. The next President was Klement Gottwald - "first working (communist) President".