List of awards and honors received by Lech Wałęsa

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The following is a list of awards and honors conferred on Polish politician, trade-union organizer, and human-rights activist Lech Wałęsa.


Apart from his 1983 Nobel Peace Prize,[1] Wałęsa has received many other international distinctions and awards.[2] He has been named "Man of the Year" by Time Magazine (1981), The Financial Times (1980) and The Observer (1980).[2] He was the first recipient of the Liberty Medal, on 4 July 1989 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,[3] and that same year received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.[4] He is the third foreigner and the first non-head-of-state to have addressed a joint session of the United States Congress (15 November 1989).[2]

On 8 February 2002, Wałęsa represented Europe, carrying the Olympic flag at the opening ceremonies of the XIX Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, in company with Archbishop Desmond Tutu (Africa), John Glenn (the Americas), Kazuyoshi Funaki (Asia), Cathy Freeman (Oceania), Jean-Michel Cousteau (Environment), Jean-Claude Killy (Sport), and Steven Spielberg (Culture).[5][6] Two years later, on 10 May 2004, Gdańsk International Airport was officially renamed Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport to commemorate a famous Gdańsk citizen, and his signature was incorporated into the airport's logo.[7]

A month later, in June 2004, Wałęsa represented Poland at the state funeral of Ronald Reagan.[8] On 11 October 2006, Wałęsa was keynote speaker at the launch of "International Human Solidarity Day," proclaimed in 2005 by the United Nations General Assembly.[9] In January 2007 Wałęsa spoke at a Taiwan event, "Towards a Global Forum on New Democracies," in support of peace and democracy, along with other prominent world leaders and Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian.[10]

On 25 April 2007, Wałęsa represented the Polish government at the funeral of Boris Yeltsin, former President of the Russian Federation.[11] On 23 October 2009, he spoke at a conference in Gdansk of presidents of all European senates, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the first free parliamentary elections in a former communist country – the 1989 elections to the Polish Senate.

On 6 September 2011, Wałęsa rejected Lithuania's Order of Vytautas the Great as a result of constant discrimination on the part of the Lithuanian government towards its Polish minority.[12]


A partial list of Wałęsa's honors and awards.

State decorations[edit]

Ribbon bar Award or decoration Country Date Place Note Ref
Grand Crest Ordre de Leopold.png Grand Cordon of Order of Leopold with Sash  Belgium 1991 One of the three Belgian national honorary Knight Orders. Highest Order of Belgium. [2]
Order of the Southern Cross Knight (Brazil) Ribbon.png National Order of the Southern Cross  Brazil March 21, 1995 Brazil's highest order of merit. [2][13]
CHL Order of Merit of Chile - Knight BAR.png Order of the Merit of Chile 1st class  Chile [when?] Chilean order of merit. [2]
CZE Rad Bileho Lva 1 tridy BAR.svg Grand Cross of the Order of the White Lion  Czech Republic 1999 The highest order of Czechoslovakia. [2]
Orderelefant ribbon.png Knight of the Danish Order of the Elephant  Denmark July 5, 1993 The highest order of Denmark. [2][14]
DOM Order of Christopher Columbus ribbon bar.PNG Grand Cross with Gold Breast Star of Order of Christopher Columbus  Dominican Republic May 9, 2001 Order of the Dominican Republic, established in 1937. [2][15]
EST Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana - 1st Class BAR.png Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana 1st Class  Estonia February 23, 2006 Kadriorg Instituted in 1995 to honour the independence of the Estonian state. [2][16]
FIN Order of the White Rose Grand Cross BAR.png Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the White Rose of Finland  Finland 1993 One of three highest state orders of Finland, established in 1919 by Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim. [2]
Legion Honneur GC ribbon.svg Grand Cross of Legion of Honour  France 1991 Highest decoration of France. [2]
GER Bundesverdienstkreuz 7 Grosskreuz.svg Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany  Germany 2009 Berlin Highest honour of West Germany (and modern Germany). [2]
Cordone di gran Croce OMRI BAR.svg Order of Merit of the Italian Republic 1st Class  Italy February 6, 1991 Rome The highest ranking honour of the Italian Republic. [2][17]
Order of Diplomatic Service Merit (Class 1) Grand Gwanghwa Medal ribbon.gif Order of Diplomatic Service Merit (Huân chương của Hàn quốc)  Korea [when?] [citation needed] [2]
LTU Lithuania Millennium Star BAR.svg Star of Lithuania's Millennium  Lithuania September 4, 2008 In recognition for his merits Lithuania. This order was founded in 2007 on the occasion of the thousandth anniversary of the first known written remark about Lithuania. [18]
NLD Order of the Dutch Lion - Grand Cross BAR.png Order of the Netherlands Lion 1st Class  Netherlands 2008 Second-highest order of the Netherlands, founded by the first King of the Netherlands, William I. [2]
Order Sint Olaf 1 kl.png Grand Cross of the Order of St. Olav  Norway 1995 Highest Norwegian order of chivalry. [citation needed]
POL Polonia Restituta Wielki BAR.svg Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta  Poland December 23, 1992 (ex officio) One of Poland's highest orders. [2][19]
POL Order Orła Białego BAR.svg Knight of Order of the White Eagle  Poland December 23, 1992 (ex officio) Poland's highest decoration awarded to both civilians and the military for their merits. [2][19]
PRT Order of Liberty - Grand Cross BAR.png Grand Collar of Order of Liberty  Portugal August 18, 1993 A Portuguese honorific civil order that distinguishes relevant services to the cause of democracy and freedom, in the defense of the values of civilization and human dignification. [2][20]
PRT Order of Prince Henry - Grand Cross BAR.png Grand Collar of Order of Prince Henry  Portugal March 3, 1995 Portuguese National Order of Knighthood. [2][21]
Order of Saint Michael of the Wing (Portugal) - ribbon bar.gif Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Saint Michael of the Wing  Portugal January 30, 2010 Miami The oldest Portuguese order of knighthood, awarded by Prince Dom Miguel Duke of Viseu at the 38th International Polonaise Ball 2010. [22]
PRT Order of Saint James of the Sword - Knight BAR.png Order of Saint James of the Sword  Portugal [when?] Portuguese order of chivalry, founded in 1171. [2]
HUN Order of Merit of the Hungarian Rep (civil) 1class BAR.svg Grand Cross of Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic Hungary Republic Hungary 1994 Hungarian national order. [2]
VEN Order Francisco de Miranda - Grand Cross BAR.png Order of Francisco de Miranda 1st Class Venezuela Republic of Venezuela 1989 Conferred by the Republic of Venezuela in memory of Francisco de Miranda. [2]
Seraphimerorden ribbon.svg Knight of the Royal Order of the Seraphim  Sweden September 16, 1993 Swedish Royal order of chivalry, established by King Frederick I on 23 February 1748. Wałęsa received also his own Coat of arms. [2]
Order of the State of Republic of Turkey.png First Class of the Order of the State of Republic of Turkey  Turkey July 14, 1994 The highest national order awarded by President of Turkey. [23]
EGY Order of the Nile - Grand Officer BAR.png Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise 2nd Class  Ukraine August 31, 2005 [24]
Order of the Bath UK ribbon.png Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath  United Kingdom 1991 British order of chivalry. [2][25]
Presidential Medal of Freedom (ribbon).png Presidential Medal of Freedom  United States November 13, 1989 Washington The highest civilian award in the U.S. [2][26]
Medal of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay - ribbon bar.gif Medal of the Republic of Uruguay  Uruguay [when?] [2]
VA Ordine Piano BAR.svg Knight with the Collar of the Order of Pius IX   Vatican City 1991 A Papal Order of Knighthood founded on 17 June 1847 by Pope Pius IX. [27][28]
Ribbon.Crossproecclesiaetpontifice.jpg Medal of Pope Pius XII[clarification needed]   Vatican City 2008 [2]

Orders and awards[edit]

Award or decoration Country Date Place Note Ref
European Human Rights Prize  France 11 May 1989 Strasbourg Council of Europe's award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the cause of human rights as enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights. [2][29]
Eisenhower Medallion  Germany 28 September 2007 Berlin The highest award bestowed by People to People International. [30]
Ernst Reuter plaque  Germany 9 June 2009 Berlin Berlin's highest honour. [31]
European Ulrich of Augsburg Price  Germany 24 June 2011 Dillingen [32]
Freedom Award  Germany 8 November 2009 Berlin honoured on behalf of the people of Poland at the Atlantic Council Freedom's Challenge [33][34]
Golden Hen  Germany 19 September 2012 Berlin [35]
International Democracy Award  Germany November 1982 Berlin Democracy Medal of International Association of Political Consultants. Wałęsa was its first recipient. [2][36]
World Tolerance Award  Germany 23 October 2003 Hamburg International award for individuals for their achievements in a variety of areas. [37]
Medal of 65th Anniversary of End of World War II  Israel 22 December 2010 Warsaw Awarded by Izraelski Związek Inwalidów i Uczestników Walki Zbrojnej z Nazizmem. [38][39]
Medal of 65th Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising during World War II  Israel 22 December 2010 Warsaw Awarded by Izraelski Związek Inwalidów i Uczestników Walki Zbrojnej z Nazizmem. [38]
Premio Galileo 2000  Italy 3 July 2007 Florence [40]
Legion of Liberty  Mexico 3 March 2009 Award of the Agora Institute of Strategic Thinking (IPEA). [41]
Award of Free World  Norway 1982 [28]
Nobel Peace Prize  Norway 5 October 1983 Oslo
Nobel Prize.png
One of the five Nobel Prizes bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. Wałęsa wasn't present, his acceptance was read by Mrs Danuta Wałęsa on December 10, 1983 in Oslo.
Chair of Two Decades  Poland 26 February 2009 Warsaw Award of The Warsaw Voice (Wałęsa shared it with Leszek Balcerowicz) [45]
Combatant Commemorative Cross "for the Victors"  Poland 22 December 2010 Warsaw POL Kombatancki Krzyz Pamiatkowy - Zwyciezcom BAR.svg Awarded by Polish Society of War Veterans. [38][39]
Diamond of Freedom  Poland 25 September 2010 Świdnica [46]
Diploma of the Minister of Foreign Affairs  Poland 25 June 2004 Warsaw [47]
Euro-Atlantic Medal  Poland 27 April 2011 Warsaw [48]
Friend of Homeless People  Poland 17 July 1996 Decoration established by Marek Kotański. [49]
Haller Ring  Poland 10 February 1995 Puck The highest award of the Maritime and Colonial League. [50]
Jan Karski Eagle Award  Poland 22 June 2011 Granted also to Mikhail Gorbachev, for changing Europe and the world. The award was established in April 2000 by Jan Karski to recognize humanitarian service to others, with a special connection to Poland. [51]
Jan Karski Freedom Award  Poland 23 January 2007 Warsaw The award recognizes a Pole who has worked for the promotion of democracy and freedom. Wałęsa was its first recipient. [52]
Kisiel Prize  Poland 5 December 2005 Warsaw Awarded for those whose actions most closely portray the spirit and beliefs of the Polish publicist and politician, Stefan Kisielewski. [53]
Komandoria Missio Reconciliationis  Poland [when?] WWIRib.gif Awarded by Ogólnopolskie Społeczne Stowarzyszenie "Misja Pojednania". [citation needed]
Medal of Merit for NSZZ "Solidarnosc"  Poland 14 December 2005 Gdańsk first recipient [54]
Medal of the President of the Association of Polish Electrical Engineers  Poland 8 April 2011 Gdańsk [55]
Person of Merit for Warmia and Masuria  Poland 23 August 2008 [28]
Pigeon statuette  Poland 12 May 2008 Gdańsk Funded on the 60th anniversary of adopting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UNGA. Received on account of his contributions to human rights issues from Jerzy Buzek. Passed to Stanisław Szuszkiewicz on May 12, 2008. [56][57]
Princess Łyna statuette  Poland 25 June 2010 Olsztynek [58]
Pro Fide et Patria Medal  Poland 1985 Jasna Góra [2]
Super Wektor 2006  Poland 12 March 2007 Warsaw Award granted by Employers of Poland. [59]
Victoria International Humanitarian Award  Poland 11 May 2003 Świdnica [60]
One of 15 Champions of World Democracy  Slovenia 19 January 2008 Ljubljana Award granted by the Europe-based magazine A Different View. [61]
Let Live Award  Sweden 17 May 1981 Malmö [62]
1978 Orbis Guaraniticus Medal  UNESCO [2]
Democracy Service Medal  United States April 1999 Washington Lech Wałęsa and Lane Kirkland were its first recipients. [2][63]
Distinction in International Law and Affairs Award  United States 1991 New York State Bar Association's award to honor outstanding efforts in the area of international law and affairs. [64]
Dole Leadership Prize  United States 22 September 2005 Lawrence Awarded to an individual or group whose public service inspires others. [65]
George Meany Human Rights Award  United States 14 November 1989 Washington Award was first intended for Solidarnosc in 1981, but Wałęsa wasn't allowed by Polish authorities to claim that prize. [2][66][67]
George Washington Honor Medal  United States 1983 The highest civilian honor of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. [2][68]
Gold Medal of The American Institute of Polish Culture  United States 1991 Miami Awarded to Wałęsa "for launching an avalanche of freedom". [69]
Integrity Award  United States 24 October 1986 Los Angeles Transparency International's humanitarian award. Polish authorities refused to give Lech Wałęsa a passport for a trip to the United States, where he was to receive it. [2][70]
International Freedom Award  United States 1999 Memphis [2][71]
Lincoln Leadership Prize  United States 9 February 2012 Springfield Distinction of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library conferred on people whose "lives and actions exemplify Lincoln's legacy of leadership". [72]
Medal of Merit  United States 1981 Medal of Polish American Congress. [2]
Pacem in Terris Award  United States 2001 Davenport Created in 1964 by the Davenport Catholic Interracial Council, to honor a person for their achievements in peace and justice in the world. [73]
Philadelphia Liberty Medal  United States 4 July 1989 National Constitution Center's award to recognize leadership in the pursuit of freedom. Wałęsa was first recipient, accepted by Danuta Wałęsa on his behalf. [2][74][75]
Ronald Reagan Freedom Award  United States 24 May 2011 Washington The highest civilian honor bestowed by the private Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. [76]
Sam Houston Humanitarian Award  United States 15 October 1996 Huntsville Created in 1993 in honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of American statesman and Texas hero Sam Houston, awarded "for his outstanding achievements against incredible odds". [77][78]
Social Justice Award  United States 26 May 1983 One of the highest honors of the United Auto Workers. [2][79]
Spirit of Humanity Award  United States 3 May 2006 Washington Award for Individual Achievement [80]
The Path to Peace Award  United States 1996 New York City Bestowed on individuals whose life and work have dramatically affected the world community for the better [2][81]
Humanitarian Public Service Medal 1984 [2]
Love International Award 1981 [28]

Man of the Year prizes[edit]

Man of the Year By Location Date Notes Ref
1980 The Financial Times  United Kingdom [82]
1980 The Observer  United Kingdom [82][83]
1980 Die Welt Germany Germany [28][83]
1981 Die Zeit Germany Germany [28][83]
1981 L'Express  France [28][83]
1981 Le Soir Belgium Brussels, Belgium [28][83]
1981 TIME Magazine  United States 4 January 1982 Time Person of the Year [84]
1981 Le Point  France [28]
1989 Polish Radio and Television  Poland [82]
1989 Saudi Gazette  Saudi Arabia [82]
1989 The Warsaw Voice  Poland [45]
1989 El Periodico Spain Barcelona, Spain [citation needed]
1995 Wprost Poland Warsaw, Poland 3 January 1996 [85]
2001 Federacja Regionalnych Związków Gmin i Powiatów RP  Poland [86]
2004 XV Economic Forum in Krynica Poland Krynica-Zdrój, Poland 7 September 2005 [87]
2012 Tłuchowo Poland Tłuchowo, Poland 20 January 2013 [88]


Honorary doctorates[edit]

Lech Wałęsa (left) receives honorary doctorate from Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, November 2005

Wałęsa has been awarded over 100 honorary doctorates[89] by universities around the world.[2][90][91]

Institution Degree Location Date Notes Ref
Universidad de Mendoza Argentina Mendoza, Argentina 1997
Universidad del Salvador Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina 1997
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium Leuven, Belgium 1981
McMaster University LL.D. Canada Hamilton, Ontario, Canada November 1989 [92]
Simon Fraser University Canada Burnaby, Canada 1989
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Canada Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada 28 November 2005 "za wyjątkową drogę życia, zaangażowanie i uczestnictwo w rozwoju demokracji" [93]
University of Chile Chile Santiago, Chile 1995 [94]
Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra Dominican Republic Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic 2001 [95]
London Metropolitan University Doctor of Philosophy England London, England 8 December 2009 "in recognition of his outstanding contribution to international relations in Europe and the wider world" [96]
Alliance College France Paris, France 1981 in absentia [97]
St. Senis University France Paris, France 1982
University of Paris France Paris, France 1983
University of Hawaii at Manoa United States Honolulu, Hawaii 1999
Meiji University Japan Tokyo, Japan 1997
Universidad Anáhuac del Sur Mexico Mexico City, Mexico 1996
University of Lima Peru Lima, Peru 21 June 2007 [98]
Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń Poland Toruń, Poland 1 October 1990 [99]
Opole University Poland Opole, Poland 10 March 2011 [100]
University of Gdańsk Poland Gdańsk, Poland 20 March 1990 "in recognition of his undying achievements in developing and propagating the ideas of freedom and democracy, the rebirth of humanist values, the dignity and rights of man, and the community and the nation" [101]
Korea University hon. prof. South Korea Seoul, South Korea 1997
European University of Madrid Spain Madrid, Spain 28 January 2011 "in recognition of his defense of independent unionism and for becoming Poland's first democratic president after the fall of communism" [102]
University of Dundee Doctor of Laws Scotland Dundee, Scotland, UK 13 July 1984 [103]
Central Connecticut State University Doctor of Humane Letters United States Hartford, Connecticut, United States 10 April 1996 Commencement at CCSU [104]
Columbia University United States New York City, USA 1981
Fordham University Doctor of Laws United States New York City, USA 20 May 1984 in absentia [105]
Gannon University United States Erie, Pennsylvania 1999
Harvard University United States Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States 14 April 1983 Never actually received[106][107] [108][109][110]
Lawrence University Doctor of Laws United States Appleton, Wisconsin, United States 15 October 2001 "in recognition of his democratic efforts both in his homeland and worldwide" [111]
Lewis & Clark College United States Portland, Oregon, United States 2000
Lewis & Clark College Doctorate of Humane Letters United States Portland, Oregon, United States 6 May 2001 [112][113]
Lynn University United States Florida, USA 11 December 1998 [114]
MacMurray College United States Jacksonville, Illinois, United States 1982
Marquette University Doctor of Laws United States Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States 2 March 2004 [115]
Middlebury College Doctor of Letters United States Middlebury, Vermont, United States 21 May 2000 [116]
Nasson College Doctor of Laws United States Springvale, Maine, United States 7 June 1982 in absentia [117][118]
Providence College United States Providence, Rhode Island, United States 1981
Ramapo College United States Mahwah, New Jersey, United States 3 October 2001 presented a public lecture: Democracy: The Never Ending Battle. [119][120]
Saint Ambrose University Doctor of Humanities United States Davenport, Iowa, United States 14 May 2001 [121]
Seton Hall University Doctor of Laws United States South Orange, New Jersey, United States 1982 received on December 2, 2005 from Kurt Borowsky [122][123][124]
Springfield College Doctor of Humanics United States Springfield, Massachusetts, United States 1982 [125]
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Doctor of Laws United States Charlotte, North Carolina, United States 14 December 2002 [126]
University of Notre Dame United States Notre Dame, United States May 1982 in absentia [127]
University of Oregon United States Eugene, Oregon, United States 2001
University of West Florida Doctor of Public Service United States Pensacola, Florida, U.S. 31 March 2006 [128]
University of Santo Tomas Honorary Professor Philippines Manila, Philippines 26 November 2012 "Whereas, you were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983 for your struggles and ideals, as a trade union leader and organizer, advocating non-violent human right activism against a communist regime [...] You are man of the people, who regarded the Catholic faith as a source of strength and inspiration, and the courage and moral vision of a hero of Polish independence."

Gave a lecture entitled "The Role of Faith on the Struggle for Freedom and Democracy"

Westminster College United States Fulton, Missouri, United States 1998

Honorary citizenship[edit]

City / Region Country Date Notes Ref
Turin  Italy 1982 received on October 22, 2000 [130]
Reggio nell'Emilia  Italy 1984 conferred on July 5, 1984 [citation needed]
Osaka  Japan [when?] [131]
Białystok  Poland 1990 [132]
Borne Sulinowo  Poland [when?] [133]
Brzeg Dolny  Poland 23 June 2005 [134]
Będzin  Poland [when?] [133]
Darłowo  Poland 3 March 2010 [135]
Elbląg  Poland 27 October 2011 [136]
Gdańsk  Poland 24 April 1997 [137]
Gdynia  Poland 20 December 1995 [138]
Kościerzyna  Poland 6 June 2005 [139]
Kraków  Poland 24 August 1990 [140]
Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship  Poland 19 October 2010 received in Toruń [141]
Łęczyca  Poland June 2004 [142]
Łuków  Poland 10 November 1995 [143]
Mielec  Poland 31 October 1990 [144]
Mława  Poland 16 November 2009 [145]
Opole  Poland 2009 received on 11 October 2010 [146]
Poznań  Poland 18 November 2009 [147]
Puławy  Poland 3 June 2009 accepted by Henryk Wujec from Workers' Defence Committee (KOR) on Wałęsa's behalf [148]
Radom  Poland 1990 [149]
Sopot  Poland 21 December 1995 [150]
Szczecin  Poland 8 September 2008 received on 20 April 2009 [133]
Terespol  Poland 22 August 2009 [151]
Ustrzyki Dolne  Poland 10 July 2010 [152]
Warsaw  Poland 24 May 2007 received on 31 July 2007 [153]
Wrocław  Poland 24 June 2005 [154]
Zamość  Poland 19 November 1990 [155]
Zielona Góra  Poland August 2008 received on 10 September 2010 [156]
London  United Kingdom 1991 [2]
Buffalo  United States [when?] [131]


Honor / award Location Date Notes Ref
Honorary fellowship of Liverpool John Moores University United Kingdom Liverpool, United Kingdom 16 May 2006 [157]
Honorary Brovarnia Beer Mug of Hotel Gdansk Poland Gdańsk, Poland December 2008 [158]
Friend of Scouting in Europe (FOSE) of European Scout Foundation United Kingdom Chelmsford, United Kingdom 3 August 2007 [159]
Honorary ITKF Black Belt Poland Stara Wieś, Poland 10 October 2009 [160]

Places named after Lech Wałęsa[edit]

Lech Walesa Drive in Mississauga (2004)


Place Location Date Note Ref
Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport Poland Gdańsk, Poland 10 May 2004 [161]
Conference Centre – Niepołomice Castle Poland Niepołomice, Poland 10 April 2008 [162]
Lech Walesa Hall at Northeastern Illinois University United States Chicago, United States 29 May 2009 [163]


School Location Date Note Ref
All Saints Catholic School Canada Toronto, Canada [when?] [citation needed]
Publiczne Gimnazjum w Chalinie Poland Chalin, Poland 31 August 2006 [164]
Zespół Szkół w Kowalewie Pomorskim Poland Kowalewo Pomorskie, Poland 14 October 2008 [165]
Gimnazjum Nr 1 Poland Reda, Poland 11 October 2008 [166]
Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 3 Poland Stryszawa, Poland 26 October 1996 [167]


School Location Date Note Ref
Lech Walesa Drive Canada Mississauga, Canada [when?] [citation needed]
Rue Lech Walesa France Arras, France 2007 [citation needed]
Rue Lech Walesa France Lognes, France [when?] [citation needed]
Boulevard Lech Walesa France Nice, France [when?] [citation needed]
Ulica Lecha Wałęsy Poland Zgorzałe, Poland 21 December 2009 [168]
Lech Walesas Gata Sweden Kalmar, Sweden [when?] [citation needed]
Lech Walesa Street United States San Francisco, United States [when?] [169]

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