Gabriel Narutowicz

Polish politician (1865-1922)

Gabriel Narutowicz (born 17 March 1865 – 16 December 1922) was a Polish politician. He was born it Telsze and died in Warsaw. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and first President of Poland. He was assassinated by a painter in an art gallery that supported Narutowicz's political enemies.


Gabriel Narutowicz
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Gabriel Narutowicz in 1915
1st President of Second Polish Republic
In office
11 December 1922 – 16 December 1922
Prime MinisterJulian Nowak
Preceded byJózef Piłsudski (Chief of State)
Succeeded byStanisław Wojciechowski
Maciej Rataj (acting)
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland
In office
28 June 1922 – 14 December 1922
PresidentJózef Piłsudski (Chief of State)
Prime MinisterArtur Śliwiński
Julian Nowak
Preceded byKonstanty Skirmunt
Succeeded byAleksander Skrzyński
Personal details
Born
Gabriel Józef Narutowicz

(1865-03-29)29 March 1865
Telsze, Russian Empire
Died16 December 1922(1922-12-16) (aged 57)
Warsaw, Poland
Political partyNone
(supported by the Polish People's Party "Wyzwolenie")
Spouse(s)Ewa Krzyżanowska
ChildrenStanisław, Anna
EducationETH Zurich
Profession
  • Engineer
  • Politician
  • Statesman
  • Diplomat