Klement Gottwald

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Klement Gottwald
First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia
In office
1929 – 14 March 1953
Preceded byBohumil Jílek
as general secretary
Succeeded byAntonín Novotný
as First Secretary
5th President of Czechoslovakia
In office
14 June 1948 – 14 March 1953
Preceded byEdvard Beneš
Succeeded byAntonín Zápotocký
14th Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia
In office
2 July 1946 – 15 June 1948
Preceded byZdenek Fierlinger
Succeeded byAntonín Zápotocký
Personal details
Born(1896-11-23)23 November 1896
Dědice, Vyškov, Margraviate of Moravia, Austria-Hungary
Died14 March 1953(1953-03-14) (aged 56)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Political partyCommunist Party of Czechoslovakia
Spouse(s)Marta Gottwaldová
Newspaper editor

Klement Gottwald (23 November 1896 – 14 March 1953) was a Communist Czechoslovak politician.