First Lady of Poland
Pierwsza dama Polski
Agata Kornhauser-Duda

since 6 August 2015
ResidencePresidential Palace
Inaugural holderMaria Piłsudska
Formation14 November 1918
WebsiteFirst Lady of Poland (Pierwsza Dama)

FIrst Lady of the Republic of Poland is an informal designation customarily applied to the wife of the president of the Republic of Poland (as so far all Polish presidents have been male). The pierwsza dama does not hold a constitutional position and there are no political duties associated with the role. However, the first lady sometimes accompanies her husband on formal occasions such as state visits.

The current Polish first lady is Agata Kornhauser-Duda.

Second Republic (1918–1939)

First Lady Husband From To Husband's title Notes
Maria Piłsudska Józef Piłsudski 1918 1921 Chief of State Died
Aleksandra Piłsudska Józef Piłsudski 1921 1922 Chief of State
None Gabriel Narutowicz 1922 1922 President Narutowicz was a widower
Maria Wojciechowska Stanisław Wojciechowski 1922 1926 President
Michalina Mościcka Ignacy Mościcki 1926 1932 President Died in 1932
Maria Mościcka Ignacy Mościcki 1933 1939 Maria Mościcka married Mościcki in 1933

Government in Exile (1939–1990)

First Lady Husband From To Husband's title Notes
Jadwiga Raczkiewicz Władysław Raczkiewicz 1939 1947 President
Ewelina Zaleska August Zaleski 1947 1972 President
None Stanisław Ostrowski 1972 1979 President Ostrowski was a widower
None Edward Bernard Raczyński 1979 1986 President Raczyński was a widower
Anna Sabbat Kazimierz Sabbat 1986 1989 President
Karolina Kaczorowska Ryszard Kaczorowski 1989 1990 President

Communist Poland/People's Republic of Poland (1944–1989)

First Lady Husband From To Husband's title Notes
Janina Górzyńska Bolesław Bierut 1944 1952 President
Stanisława Zawadzka Aleksander Zawadzki 1952 1964 Council of State Chairman
Rozalia Ochab Edward Ochab 1964 1968 Council of State Chairman
Barbara Spychalska Marian Spychalski 1968 1970 Council of State Chairman
Krystyna Tempska Józef Cyrankiewicz 1970 1972 Council of State Chairman
Jadwiga Wierzbicka Henryk Jabłoński 1972 1985 Council of State Chairman
Barbara Jaruzelska Wojciech Jaruzelski 1985 1989 Council of State Chairman
then President

Third Republic (since 1989)

First Lady Husband From To Husband's title Notes
Barbara Jaruzelska Wojciech Jaruzelski 1989 1990 President
Danuta Wałęsa Lech Wałęsa 1990 1995 President
Jolanta Kwaśniewska Aleksander Kwaśniewski 1995 2005 President
Maria Kaczyńska[1] Lech Kaczyński[1] 2005 2010 President Both died in a plane crash[1]
Anna Komorowska Bronisław Komorowski 2010 2015 President
Agata Kornhauser-Duda Andrzej Duda 2015 President

See also

Helena Paderewska, wife of Ignacy Jan Paderewski


  1. ^ a b c "Polish President Lech Kaczynski dies in plane crash". BBC. 10 April 2010. Retrieved 11 April 2010.