Lech Wałęsa born. September 29, 1943 at Popowo - Polish politician and trade union activist, an electrician by profession. Co-founder and first chairman of Solidarity, the opposition leader in the communist period. President of the Polish Republic in 1990-1995. The man of 1981 by Time magazine and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize (1983) Lech Wałęsa was born on 29 September 1943 in Popowo. His parents were Bolesław Wałęsa 1908-1945 by profession a carpenter and home Kamienska Felix 1916-1975. In 1961 he completed a basic vocational school in Lipno. Between 1961-1967 he worked as an electrician in the car and a drawing and the restorer of electrical engineering at the National Center for Łochocinie. In the meantime, from 1963 to 1965 were made for military service in the military unit in Koszalin, which ended with the degree of corporal. In 1967 he was employed as an electrician at the Gdansk shipyard ship them. Lenin.