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Ignacy Jan Paderewski

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Ignacy Jan Paderewski, GBE (Polish: [iɡˈnat͡sɨ ˈjan padɛˈrɛfskʲi]; 18 November [O.S. 6 November] 1860 – 29 June 1941) was a Polish pianist and composer, politician, and spokesman for Polish independence. He was a favorite of concert audiences around the globe. His musical fame opened access to diplomacy and the media. He was the prime minister and foreign minister of Poland in 1919, and represented Poland at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919.

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  • Preceded by: Jędrzej Moraczewski
  • Succeeded by: Leopold Skulski
  • Preceded by: Leon Wasilewski
  • Succeeded by: Władysław Wróblewski
  • Born: 6 November 1860 Kuryłówka, Podolia
  • Died: 29 June 1941 (aged 80) New York City, USA
  • Profession: pianist, composer

Read more about Paderewski at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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