Edvard Beneš

Czechoslovak politician
Edvard Beneš

Edvard Beneš (28 May 1884 in Kožlany – 3 September 1948 in Sezimovo Ústí) was the second president of Czechoslovakia (1935- 1938 and 1945- 1948). During World War II, he led the government-in-exile in England (1939- 1945). The next president was Klement Gottwald, a communist.