Jolanta Kwaśniewska

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Jolanta Kwaśniewska
Jolanta Kwaśniewska (cropped).jpg
First Lady of Poland
In office
23 December 1995 – 23 December 2005
President Aleksander Kwaśniewski
Preceded by Danuta Wałęsa
Succeeded by Maria Kaczyńska
Personal details
Born Jolanta Konty
(1955-06-03) 3 June 1955 (age 59)
Gdańsk
Nationality Polish
Spouse(s) Aleksander Kwaśniewski (m. 1979-present)
Children Aleksandra Kwaśniewska
Religion Roman Catholicism

Jolanta Kwaśniewska [jɔˈlanta kfaɕˈɲɛfska], née Konty [ˈkɔntɨ] (born 3 June 1955 in Gdańsk)[1] is a Polish lawyer and charity activist who was First Lady of Poland between 1995 and 2005, as the wife of the then president Aleksander Kwaśniewski.

She met the future president while she was a law student at the University of Gdańsk, and they married in 1979. During her studies she was the president of the executive committee of the Socialist Union of Polish Students, in which her husband was also active.[1]

Kwaśniewska has been widely involved in charity work, and in 1997 founded the charity foundation Porozumienie bez barier ("Understanding Without Barriers"), whose aims include providing help and support to sick and disabled children.[2]

She is also the host of the television show Lekcja stylu ("Lessons in Style") on TVN Style.[1]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Wprost magazine, Ludzie, "Jolanta Kwasniewska"
  2. ^ Fundacja Jolanty Kwaśniewskiej "Porozumienie bez barier", foundation website
  3. ^ Belgian royal official site, Gala dinner, Group photo of President, his wife and the Royal Family
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Danuta Wałęsa
First Lady of Poland
1995–2005
Succeeded by
Maria Kaczyńska