Lech Wałęsa

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Lech Wałęsa
President of Poland
In office
December 22 1990 – December 22 1995
Preceded byWojciech Jaruzelski (in country)/Ryszard Kaczorowski (in exile)
Succeeded byAleksander Kwaśniewski
Personal details
Born (1943-09-29) September 29, 1943 (age 80)
Popowo, Poland
Spouse(s)Danuta Wałęsa

Lech Walesa (Polish: Lech Wałęsa (pronounced [lɛx vaˈwɛ̃sa])) (born September 29, 1943) is a Polish shipyard worker, trade unionist and a politician who used to be the leader of Solidarity and the President of Poland between 1990 and 1995.[1] Walesa won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983.

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  1. http://www.biography.com/people/lech-walesa-12103200 Archived 2014-09-06 at the Wayback Machine Lech Walesa. (2014). The Biography.com website. Retrieved 09:19, Sep 22, 2014