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Władysław Gomułka

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Władysław Gomułka
First Secretary of the
Polish United Workers' Party
In office
21 October 1956 – 20 December 1970
Preceded byEdward Ochab
Succeeded byEdward Gierek
First Secretary of the Polish Workers' Party
In office
Preceded byPaweł Finder
Succeeded byBolesław Bierut
Personal details
Born(1905-02-06)6 February 1905
Krosno, Austria-Hungary
Died1 September 1982(1982-09-01) (aged 77)
Konstancin, Poland

Władysław Gomułka (Polish: [vwaˈdɨswaf ɡɔˈmuwka]; 6 February 1905 – 1 September 1982) was a Polish communist politician. After World War II he was the leader of Poland until 1948. Following the Polish October he became leader again from 1956 to 1970.

Gomułka was one of the key leaders of the Warsaw Pact. He supported Poland's participation in Prague Spring in August 1968.[1] One of his notable achievements was negotiating the Treaty of Warsaw (1970) with West Germany. The treaty meant Germany agreed to the post-World War II borders.

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  1. "WLADYSLAW GOMULKA OF POLAND IS DEAD". New York Times. 2 September 1982. Retrieved 27 September 2016.