Stanisław Kania

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Stanisław Kania
Stanisław Kania -1979-.jpg
First Secretary of the Polish United Workers' Party
In office
6 September 1980 – 18 October 1981
Preceded byEdward Gierek
Succeeded byWojciech Jaruzelski
Personal details
Born(1927-03-08)8 March 1927
Wrocanka, Poland
Died3 March 2020(2020-03-03) (aged 92)
Warsaw, Poland
NationalityPolish
Political partyPolish United Workers' Party

Stanisław Kania (Polish pronunciation: [staˈɲiswaf ˈkaɲa]; 8 March 1927 – 3 March 2020) was a Polish former communist politician. He served as First Secretary of the Polish United Workers' Party from September 1980 until his resignation in October 1981. He was replaced by Prime Minister Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski.[1]

Kania died on 3 March 2020 of pneumonia and heart failure, 5 days before his 93rd birthday.[2][3]

The grave of politician and party activist Stanisław Kania on its funeral day at the Powązki Military Cemetery in Warsaw, March 2020

References[change | change source]

  1. Sebetsyen, Victor (2009). Revolution 1989: The Fall of the Soviet Empire. New York City: Pantheon Books. ISBN 0-375-42532-2.
  2. "Wyborcza.pl". wyborcza.pl. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  3. Hevesi, Dennis (2020-03-03). "Stanislaw Kania, 92, Polish Leader During Solidarity's Rise, Dies". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-08-15.