Maria Kaczyńska

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Maria Kaczyńska
Polish First Lady - Maria Kaczyńska sitting on a chair wearing a light coloured, long sleeved top and long striped pants. The top has small ruffles on the cuffs and down the front. It has a shirt style collar. The chair is at an angle to the left and the subjects' head is turned toward the camera. Her legs are crossed and her arms are loosely crossed on her knees. She is smiling.
First Lady of Poland
In office
December 23, 2005 – April 10, 2010
PresidentLech Kaczyński
Preceded byJolanta Kwaśniewska
Succeeded byAnna Komorowska
Personal details
Maria Helena Mackiewicz

(1942-08-21)21 August 1942
Died10 April 2010(2010-04-10) (aged 67)
Smolensk, Russia
Spouse(s)Lech Kaczyński
RelationsLidia Piszczako
Czesław Mackiewicz
ChildrenMarta Dubieniecka
ResidencePresidential Palace, Warsaw (official)
Alma materUniversity of Gdańsk (M.S.)

Maria Helena Kaczyńska (Polish pronunciation: [ˈmarja kaˈt͡ʂɨɲska]; née Mackiewicz; 21 August 1942[a] – 10 April 2010[1]) was the First Lady of Poland from 2005 through 2010. She was the wife of President Lech Kaczyński.[2][3]

On 10 April 2010, 10:41 MSD (06:41 UTC), Maria Kaczyńska, and her husband, Polish President Lech Kaczyński, died when the Polish Air Force Tupolev Tu-154M they were aboard crashed while attempting to land at Smolensk-North Airport in the Russian city of Smolensk. All 89 passengers on board and the 7 crew members were killed.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Polish President Lech Kaczynski dies in plane crash". BBC. 10 April 2010. Retrieved 10 April 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Maria Kaczyńska". Wirtualna Polska (in Polish). 2010-04-10. Retrieved 2010-04-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Maria Kaczyńska". (in Polish). Polish Press Agency. 2010-04-10. Retrieved 2010-04-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Polish President, 95 Others Killed in Plane Crash Archived 2010-04-13 at the Wayback Machine", VOA News, 10 April 2010, Retrieved 10 April 2010.

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