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Maria Mackiewicz Kaczynska

  • Birth 21 Aug 1942 Poland
  • Death 10 Apr 2010 Smolensk, Smolensk Oblast, Russia
  • Burial Krakow, Małopolskie, Poland
  • Memorial ID 50929657

First Lady of Poland from 2005 to 2010 as wife of Lech Kaczyñski, 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 Katyñ. Maria Kaczyñska 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 Gdañsk. After graduating in 1966, she worked at the Maritime Institute in Gdañsk, where she met Lech Kaczyñski 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, Kaczyñska spoke English, French, and some Spanish and Russian. On 10 April 2010, 10:56 MSD (06:56 UTC) Maria Kaczyñska, and her husband Polish President Lech Kaczyñski, 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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  • Created by: Breadlady45 from Chicago
  • Added: 10 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 50929657
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maria Mackiewicz Kaczynska (21 Aug 1942–10 Apr 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50929657, citing Wawel Cathedral, Krakow, Małopolskie, Poland ; Maintained by Breadlady45 from Chicago (contributor 46603826) .