Lech Kaczyński

1949 - 2010

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Lech Aleksander Kaczyński (Polish pronunciation: [ˈlɛx alɛkˈsandɛr kaˈt͡ʂɨj̃skʲi] (listen); 18 June 1949 – 10 April 2010) was a Polish lawyer and politician who served as the Mayor of Warsaw from 2002 until 2005, and as the President of Poland from 2005 until his death in 2010. Before his tenure as president, he previously served as President of the Supreme Audit Office from 1992 to 1995 and later Minister of Justice and Public Prosecutor General in Jerzy Buzek's cabinet from 2000 until his dismissal in July 2001. Born in Warsaw, he starred in a 1962 Polish film, The Two Who Stole the Moon, with his identical twin brother Jarosław. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lech Kaczyński has received more than 870,563 page views. His biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 95 in 2019). Lech Kaczyński is the 1,275th most popular politician (down from 928th in 2019), the 77th most popular biography from Poland (down from 57th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Polish Politician.

Lech Kaczyński was the President of Poland from 2005-2010. He was killed in a plane crash in 2010.

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Among politicians, Lech Kaczyński ranks 1,275 out of 15,710Before him are Alexios III Angelos, Totila, Archduke Otto of Austria, Francis, Duke of Guise, Stjepan Mesić, and Walther Funk. After him are Perseus of Macedon, Briseis, Theodore I Laskaris, Michelle Bachelet, Johan de Witt, and Maximilian II of Bavaria.

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Among people born in 1949, Lech Kaczyński ranks 19Before him are André Rieu, Caitlyn Jenner, Roger Taylor, Arsène Wenger, Jeff Bridges, and Bernard Arnault. After him are Abdullah Öcalan, Ken Follett, Jessica Lange, Slavoj Žižek, Maurice Gibb, and Patrick Süskind. Among people deceased in 2010, Lech Kaczyński ranks 11Before him are Ronnie James Dio, Tony Curtis, Juan Antonio Samaranch, Éric Rohmer, Dennis Hopper, and Benoit Mandelbrot. After him are Claude Chabrol, Zecharia Sitchin, Bobby Farrell, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Alois Brunner, and Ali Hassan al-Majid.

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Among people born in Poland, Lech Kaczyński ranks 77 out of 1,231Before him are Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen (1895), Bolesław I the Brave (967), Maria Feodorovna (1759), Benoit Mandelbrot (1924), Casimir IV Jagiellon (1427), and Erwin von Witzleben (1881). After him are Andrzej Sapkowski (1948), John II Casimir Vasa (1609), Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928), Anton Denikin (1872), Emil von Behring (1854), and Pola Negri (1897).


Among politicians born in Poland, Lech Kaczyński ranks 13Before him are Casimir III the Great (1310), Władysław III of Poland (1424), Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923), Sigismund I the Old (1467), Bolesław I the Brave (967), and Casimir IV Jagiellon (1427). After him are John II Casimir Vasa (1609), Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928), Ladislaus I of Hungary (1046), Marie Walewska (1786), Horst Köhler (1943), and Kurt Daluege (1897).