Gustáv Husák

Czechoslovak politician, 9th President of Czechoslovakia (1913-1991)

Gustáv Husák (10 January 1913 – 18 November 1991) was a Czechoslovak communist politician of a Slovak origin, who served as the long-time First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia from 1969 to 1987 and the President of Czechoslovakia from 1975 to 1989. His rule is known as the period of the Normalization (Normalizace in Czech, Normalizácia in Slovak) after the Prague Spring.

Gustáv Husák
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Gustáv Husák in 1989
First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia
In office
17 April 1969 – 17 December 1987
Preceded byAlexander Dubček
Succeeded byMiloš Jakeš
President of Czechoslovakia
In office
29 May 1975 – 10 December 1989
Preceded byLudvík Svoboda
Succeeded byVáclav Havel
Personal details
Born(1913-01-10)10 January 1913
Dúbravka, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary
(now Slovakia)
Died18 November 1991(1991-11-18) (aged 78)
Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
(now Slovakia)
Political partyCommunist Party of Czechoslovakia (1933–1991)
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