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Maria Mackiewicz Kaczynska
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Birth: Aug. 21, 1942, Poland
Death: Apr. 10, 2010
Smolensk, Russian Federation

First Lady of Poland from 2005 to 2010 as wife of Lech Kaczyński, the then President of Poland.
Born as Maria Mackiewicz in Machów to Lidia and Czeslaw Mackiewicz. Her father fought in the Vilnius Armia Krajowa (Home Army), while an uncle fought in the Polish II Corps of Gen. Wladyslaw Anders at the Battle of Monte Cassino; another uncle was murdered by the NKVD (Soviet Secret Police) at Katyń. Maria Kaczyńska attended primary and secondary schools in Rabka Zdrój in southern Poland. She studied transport economics and foreign trade in Sopot at what is now the University of Gdańsk. After graduating in 1966, she worked at the Maritime Institute in Gdańsk, where she met Lech Kaczyński in 1976. She married him in 1978. They had a daughter Marta, born in June 1980, and grandchildren Ewa and Martyna. In addition to her native Polish, Kaczyńska spoke English, French, and some Spanish and Russian. On 10 April 2010, 10:56 MSD (06:56 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. Seven crew members and all 89 passengers on board were killed, including the President and Maria
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 Spouse:
  Lech Aleksander Kaczynski (1949 - 2010)
 
Burial:
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow
Malopolskie, Poland
 
Created by: Breadlady45 from Chicago
Record added: Apr 10, 2010
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Maria <i>Mackiewicz</i> Kaczynska
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Maria <i>Mackiewicz</i> Kaczynska
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