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Paweł Adamowicz

Mayor of Gdańsk

Died when: 53 years 73 days (638 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio

 

Paweł Adamowicz

Paweł Bogdan Adamowicz ([ˈpavɛw ˈbɔɡdan adaˈmɔvʲit͡ʂ]; 2 November 1965 – 14 January 2019) was a Polish politician and lawyer who served as the city mayor of Gdańsk from 1998 until his assassination in 2019.

Adamowicz was one of the organizers of the 1988 Polish strikes before becoming the head of the strike committee.In 1990, he was elected to the Gdańsk City Council, chairing the body from 1994 during his second term and holding this post until 1998.

He was elected Mayor of Gdańsk in 1998 and reelected in 2002 with 72% of the vote.In 2018, he was reelected as an Independent.

He was known as a liberal, progressive figure, speaking in support of LGBT rights, immigration, and minority groups such as Kashubians.

On 13 January 2019, Adamowicz was stabbed during a live charity event in Gdansk, the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity's 27th Grand Finale by 27-year-old Stefan Wilmont, a former inmate diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Adamowicz died the following day from his injuries, at the age of 53.


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