Currently alive, at 78 years of age.
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1940 – He was born on the 3rd of July in Smilowitz, Germany.
1963 – Jerzy Buzek graduated from Mechanics-and-Energy Division of the Silesian Technical University in Gliwice specializing in chemical engineering.
1997 – He is a professor of technical science. He is also a honorary doctor of the universities in Seoul and Dortmund.
1998 – He became a laureate of the Grzegorz Palka Award, was nominated the European of the Year by the European Union Business Chambers Forum and Man of the Year of Wprost (a Polish political weekly).
– Jerzy Buzek was a member of the experts team of Solidarity Electoral Action (Akcja Wyborcza Solidarno[ , AWS) and co-author of AWS’s economic programme.
– He was the prime minister of Poland.
2004 – On 13th of June, Jerzy Buzek was elected Member of European Parliament from Silesian Voivodship constituency, without printing of any posters, basing his election only on popularity of his name and on direct contact with the voters.
– His party is the Platforma Obywatelska which joined the European People’s Party and sits now on the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.