Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski
Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski was a Polish
Poland , officially the Republic of Poland , is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania to the east; and the Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave, to the north...

 politician and economist, Deputy Prime Minister of Poland, government minister and manager of the Second Polish Republic.

He studied at the Jesuit school Zakład Naukowo-Wychowawczy Ojców Jezuitów w Chyrowie
Zakład Naukowo-Wychowawczy Ojców Jezuitów w Chyrowie
Zakład Naukowo-Wychowawczy Ojców Jezuitów w Chyrowie was a Jesuit academic institution, with the status of high school, founded and run by the Jesuits in Khyriv, near Przemyśl, southeast Poland between 1883 - 1939...

, and then graduated chemistry at the University of Lwów
Lviv University
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 and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

After Józef Piłsudski's May coup d'état of 1926 in the Second Polish Republic
Second Polish Republic
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, he was recommended by president Ignacy Mościcki
Ignacy Moscicki
Ignacy Mościcki was a Polish chemist, politician, and President of Poland . He was the longest-serving President of Poland .-Life:...

 for the post Minister of Industry and Trade in the government of Kazimierz Bartel
Kazimierz Bartel
Kazimierz Władysław Bartel was a Polish mathematician and politician who served as Prime Minister of Poland three times between 1926 and 1930....

. E. Kwiatkowski was a minister in eight successive governments (1926-30) and Deputy Prime Minister of Poland and Minister of Treasure in two governments (1935-39).

Among the most famous achievements of Kwiatkowski are the giant construction projects: the construction of Gdynia
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 seaport, the development of the Polish Merchant Navy and sea trade, and the creation of Centralny Okręg Przemysłowy
Centralny Okreg Przemyslowy
The Central Industrial District , is an industrial region in Poland. It was one of the biggest economic projects of the Second Polish Republic. The 5-year long project was initiated by a famous Polish economist, deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Treasury, Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski...

 (The Central Industrial Region).

After the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
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 joined Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
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 in the invasion of Poland
Invasion of Poland (1939)
The Invasion of Poland, also known as the September Campaign or 1939 Defensive War in Poland and the Poland Campaign in Germany, was an invasion of Poland by Germany, the Soviet Union, and a small Slovak contingent that marked the start of World War II in Europe...

 in 1939, he evacuated Poland with the rest of the Government on 17 September. He was interned in Romania
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 until 1945. He returned to Poland and supervised the projects of reconstruction of the Polish seacoast, and in the years 1947–1952, he was a deputy to the Polish parliament (Sejm
The Sejm is the lower house of the Polish parliament. The Sejm is made up of 460 deputies, or Poseł in Polish . It is elected by universal ballot and is presided over by a speaker called the Marshal of the Sejm ....


With the strengthening of the communist and Soviet grip on the Polish government, which he opposed, he fell out of favour of the communist government of the People's Republic of Poland
People's Republic of Poland
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 and was forced to retire in 1948. From 1952 onward, he concentrated on studies of chemistry
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, physics
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, and history
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He died in Kraków
Kraków also Krakow, or Cracow , is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Kraków has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life...

on 22 August 1974.


  • Zagadnienie przemysłu chemicznego na tle wielkiej wojny (1923)
  • Postęp gospodarczy Polski (Economic Progress of Poland) (1928)
  • Polska gospodarcza w roku 1928 (Economic Poland in 1928) (1928)
  • Powrót Polski nad Bałtyk (The Return of Poland to Baltic) (1930)
  • Dysproporcje. Rzecz o Polsce przeszłej i obecnej (1932)
  • "Rzecz najważniejsza Polska" - Wybór myśli politycznych i społecznych (1988) - selection of his papers
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