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Lech Wałęsa
  • Name: Lech Wałęsa
  • Born: 09/29/1943 (77 years old)
  • Occupation: Electrician

Lech Wałęsa (Polish:[ˈlɛɣ vaˈwɛ̃sa]); born 29 September 1943) is a Polish statesman, dissident, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who served as the first democratically-elected President of Poland from 1990 to 1995. A shipyard electrician by trade, he became the leader of Solidarity, and led a successful pro-democratic effort which in 1989 ended the communist rule in Poland and ushered in the end of the Cold War.

Birth Place: Popowo, Reichsgau Danzig-West Prussia, Greater German Reich (today in Poland)

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