| Share
 

Wincenty Witos

Witos, Wincenty (vēntsĕnˈtĭ vēˈtôs) [key], 1874–1945, Polish politician. The leader of the Polish Peasant party, he was premier three times (1920–21, 1923, 1926). Witos's government was overthrown by Piłsudski in the coup of 1926. Imprisoned (1930) with other opposition leaders, Witos later fled to Czechoslovakia but returned to Poland in 1939. He was again imprisoned during the German occupation.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Wincenty Witos from Infoplease:

  • Poland: Rulers - Poland: Rulers Polish Royalty Mieszko I, duke of Poland (962–92), the first important member ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Polish History: Biographies


Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring