Maria Kaczyńska

First Lady of Poland (1942-2010)

Maria Helena Kaczyńska (Polish pronunciation: [ˈmarja kaˈt͡ʂɨɲska]; née Mackiewicz; 21 August 1942[a] – 10 April 2010[1]) was the First Lady of Poland from 2005 through 2010. She was the wife of President Lech Kaczyński.[2][3]

Maria Kaczyńska
Maria Kaczynska (official portrait).jpg
First Lady of Poland
In office
December 23, 2005 – April 10, 2010
PresidentLech Kaczyński
Preceded byJolanta Kwaśniewska
Succeeded byAnna Komorowska
Personal details
Born
Maria Helena Mackiewicz

(1942-08-21)21 August 1942
Machowo
Died10 April 2010(2010-04-10) (aged 67)
Smolensk, Russia
NationalityPolish
Spouse(s)Lech Kaczyński
RelationsLidia Piszczako
(mother)
Czesław Mackiewicz
(father)
ChildrenMarta Dubieniecka
ResidencePresidential Palace, Warsaw (official)
Alma materUniversity of Gdańsk (M.S.)
ProfessionEconomist

On 10 April 2010, 10:41 MSD (06:41 UTC), Maria Kaczyńska, and her husband, Polish President Lech Kaczyński, died when the Polish Air Force Tupolev Tu-154M they were aboard crashed while attempting to land at Smolensk-North Airport in the Russian city of Smolensk. All 89 passengers on board and the 7 crew members were killed.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Polish President Lech Kaczynski dies in plane crash". BBC. 10 April 2010. Retrieved 10 April 2010.
  2. "Maria Kaczyńska". Wirtualna Polska (in Polish). 2010-04-10. Retrieved 2010-04-10.
  3. "Maria Kaczyńska". Gazeta.pl (in Polish). Polish Press Agency. 2010-04-10. Archived from the original on 2014-08-08. Retrieved 2010-04-10.
  4. "Polish President, 95 Others Killed in Plane Crash Archived 2010-04-13 at the Wayback Machine", VOA News, 10 April 2010, Retrieved 10 April 2010.

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