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Learn about Eva Peron, nicknamed Evita, whether you are writing a school report or just want to fin d out more about this amazing woman.

  • Eva Perón was born on May 7, 1919, in Los Toldos, Argentina.

  • In 1945, she married Juan Perón, who became president of Argentina.
  • She used her position as first lady to fight for women’s suffrage and improving the lives of the poor.
    Eva Peron

    “I have one thing that counts, and that is my heart; it burns in my soul, it aches in my flesh, and it ignites my nerves: that is my love for the people and Peron.” – Eva Peron

  • She would even bring street urchins into the presidential palace to bathe them and treat their scabies and give them a meal.
  • She had Eva Peron Foundation and also ran the Ministries of Labor and Health at that time.
  • Her foundation also built homes, schools, orphanages, and hospitals.
  • Through her charitable works Evita became known as the Lady of Hope and the Patron Saint of the poor.
  • Eva was very care with the life for the women in Argentina. She established the first large scale of female political party in Argentina.
  • In 1947 she helped get a bill passed to give woman the right to vote.
  • Only the poor were allowed to call her Evita.
  • Eva Perón died of uterine cancer in Buenos Aires on July 26, 1952.
  • Due to her big contribution to the nation, the Argentine congress give hear title of Spiritual Leader of the Nation.
  • Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote the hit musical Evita (1979), which was loosely based on Perón’s life.
  • Madonna later played Perón in the 1996 film version, with Antonio Banderas portraying Che Guevara.
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