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Jacek Kuron

Age: 70

Polish intellectual and politician who guided the country in its battle against Communist rule. He cofounded the Committee to Assist Workers (KOR), which joined forces with the Solidarity movement. Their protests throughout the 1980s ultimately led to the collapse of the Communist government. Kuron became labor minister in 1989, and lost a bid for the presidency in 1995.

Died: Warsaw, Poland, June 17, 2004

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