Zbigniew Messner

 

 

 

Age: 84

 

Summary: Polish economist and former prime minister of Poland from 1985 to 1988 whose cabinet received a motion of no confidence in the Sejm Parliament (still dominated by Communists) and had to transfer power to Poland's second-to-last Communist prime minister Mieczyslaw Rakowski during an unprecedented event in the Communist world becoming one of the strongest signs of democratic change brought by former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev.

 

 

Cause of Death: Not stated

 

Born: March 13, 1929

 

Died: January 10, 2014

 

Location: Warsaw, Poland