Lech Wałęsa

Polish Politician and Labor Activist Lech Wałęsa Full Name: Lech Wałęsa
Nationality: Polish

Profession: Polish Politician and Labor Activist
Why Famous: Co-founded and headed Solidarity (Solidarność), the Soviet bloc's first independent trade union.

Wałęsa won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983 and served as President of Poland from 1990 to 1995.

Born: September 29, 1943 (73 years old)
Star Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Popowo, Poland

Married Life

  • 1969-09-08 Polish politician and trade-union organizer Lech Wałęsa (25) weds Danuta Golos (20)

Historical Events in the Life of Lech Wałęsa

  • 1981-01-15 Pope John Paul II receives Lech Wałęsa and Solidarity delegation at the Vatican
  • 1982-11-14 Polish Solidarity chairman Lech Wałęsa freed
  • 1983-06-23 Solidarity leader Lech Wałęsa meets Pope John Paul II during papal visit to Poland
  • 1983-10-05 Lech Wałęsa wins Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1983-12-10 Danuta Walesa, wife of Lech Wałęsa, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1989-02-06 Solidarity union leader Lech Wałęsa begins negotiating with Polish government
  • 1990-11-25 Lech Wałęsa wins in Poland's first popular election
  • 1990-12-09 Lech Wałęsa wins Poland's 1st direct presidential election in Poland
  • 1990-12-22 Lech Wałęsa sworn in as Poland's 1st popularly elected president

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