Gabriel Narutowicz

Gabriel Narutowicz

Birth
Telsiai, Telšiai District Municipality, Telšiai, Lithuania
Death 16 Dec 1922 (aged 57)
Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland
Burial Warsaw, Miasto Warszawa, Mazowieckie, Poland
Memorial ID 11510298 · View Source
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First president of Poland. Narutowicz had from 1908 been a professor at the Zurich Polytechnic and had directed the construction of many hydroelectric plants in western Europe. After Poland regained independence in 1918, he became involved in national politics and served as minister of public works, 1920-1921, and as minister of foreign affairs in 1922. On December 9, 1922, he was elected by the Polish parliament (convened as the National Assembly of Poland) to be the first president of Poland, and was sworn in on December 11. On December 16, 1922, five days after his inauguration, while attending the opening of an art exhibition at Warsaw's Zacheta gallery, Narutowicz was shot to death by a National Democrat sympathizer, painter, art professor and critic, Eligiusz Niewiadomski.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 11510298
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gabriel Narutowicz (17 Mar 1865–16 Dec 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11510298, citing Saint John's Archcathedral, Warsaw, Miasto Warszawa, Mazowieckie, Poland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .