Stefan Meller

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Stefan Meller
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Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
31 October 2005 – 9 May 2006
PresidentAleksander Kwaśniewski, Lech Kaczyński
Prime MinisterKazimierz Marcinkiewicz
Preceded byAdam Daniel Rotfeld
Succeeded byAnna Fotyga
Polish ambassador to France
In office
4 September 1996 – 31 January 2001
Appointed byAleksander Kwaśniewski
Preceded byJerzy Łukaszewski
Succeeded bySławomir Czarlewski
Personal details
Born(1942-07-04)4 July 1942
Lyon, France France
Died4 February 2008(2008-02-04) (aged 65)
Warsaw, Poland Poland
Political partyNone
ProfessionDiplomat, Academician

Stefan Meller [ˈstɛfan ˈmɛllɛr] (About this soundlisten) (4 July 1942 in Lyon, France – 4 February 2008 in Warsaw, Poland) was a Polish diplomat and academician. He served as foreign minister of Poland from 31 October 2005, to 9 May 2006, in the cabinet of Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz.

He was born to a Jewish family. Meller was a graduate from the faculty of history of the University of Warsaw. He was a Humanities professor until he was employed by the Polish Institute of International Affairs. He was also an editor-in-chief of a Polish monthly magazine "Mówią Wieki". From 1974 to 1992 he worked at the University of Warsaw and State Higher School of Drama and School of Social Sciences in Warsaw. He was previously the ambassador to France and Russia.

He resigned from the position of a minister after Law and Justice made coalition with Samoobrona, and Samoobrona's leader, Andrzej Lepper. Meller said "I am not going to be the clown at Andrzej I's court". One of his sons – Marcin Meller was the editor-in-chief of the Polish edition of Playboy magazine.

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