Bolesław Bierut

Polish politician and leader of Poland (1947–1956)

Bolesław Bierut was a Polish Communist leader. He became President of Poland after the Soviet Union took leadership of the country. Bierut was a strong supporter of Stalinism.

Bolesław Bierut
Bolesław Bierut
President of the Republic of Poland
In office
5 February 1947 – 20 November 1952[1]
Prime MinisterJózef Cyrankiewicz
Preceded byHimself
as President of the Popular Council
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Aleksander Zawadzki (as Chairman of the Council of State)
Wojciech Jaruzelski (After office was restored)
President of the Popular Council
In office
31 December 1944 – 4 February 1947
Prime MinisterEdward Osóbka-Morawski
Preceded byWładysław Raczkiewicz
as President in Exile
Succeeded byHimself as President of Poland
Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Poland[source?]
In office
21 November 1952 – 18 March 1954
Preceded byJózef Cyrankiewicz
Succeeded byJózef Cyrankiewicz
Personal details
Born(1892-04-18)18 April 1892
Rury, Lublin Governorate, Congress Poland
Died12 March 1956(1956-03-12) (aged 63)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Political partyCommunist Party of Poland
Polish Workers' Party
Polish United Workers' Party
Spouse(s)Wanda Górska (1903-1983)

References change

  1. "Bolesław Bierut". Archived from the original on 7 July 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2016.