Jan Kucharzewski

Jan Kucharzewski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈjan kuxaˈʐɛfskʲi]; 27 May 1876 in Wysokie Mazowieckie – 4 July 1952) was a Polish historian, lawyer, and politician. He was the prime minister of Poland from 1917 to 1918.

Jan Kucharzewski
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1st Prime Minister of the Regency Kingdom of Poland
In office
7 December 1917 – 11 February 1918
MonarchRada Regencyjna (Regency Council)
DeputyJózef Mikułowski-Pomorski
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byAntoni Ponikowski
Personal details
Born(1876-05-27)27 May 1876
Wysokie Mazowieckie, Łomża Governorate, Congress Poland
Died4 July 1952(1952-07-04) (aged 76)
New York City, United States
ProfessionHistorian, lawyer

In 1898 he graduated from Warsaw University. He was a member of the Zet political organization, the National Democrats (Narodowa Demokracja) movement, and the National League (Liga Narodowa) until 1911. In the first years of World War I he resided in Switzerland, where he wrote articles for the Polish cause. In June 1917 he came back to Warsaw and received a job in the administration under the Regency Council. From 26 November 1917 till 27 February 1918 he was the Minister President of the Polish government. After 1920 he dedicated his life to scientific work. In 1940 (World War II) he went into exile in the US, where he published many works for the Polish cause, mainly from an anti-communist and anti-Soviet point of view.


  • Od białego do czerwonego caratu, (vol. 1–7, 1923–35)
  • The origins of modern Russia, New York, 1948