Eva Peron Fact Sheet: Who was Eva Peron? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Eva Peron.
Eva Peron Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1919 -1952 *** Full Name: Maria Eva Duarte de Peron *** Nickname: Evita *** Occupation: Argentine Actress, First Lady and Politician *** Date of Birth: Eva Peron was born on May 7th 1919 *** Place of Birth: Eva Peron was born in Junin, Buenos Aires, Argentina *** Family background: Her father was Juan Duarte and her mother was Juana Ibarguren. Her parents were not married. As her father had been a wealthy rancher, it was common for these men to have multiple families *** Early life and childhood: She grew up in one of the poorest areas of the capital city of Buenos Aires after her father deserted her mother and her children to return to his legal family which left her mother in dire straits *** Education: Eva Peron attended a local school ***
Eva Peron Fact 1: Eva Peron was born on May 7th 1919 and during the 20th century period in history when there were world changing events happening including the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War.
Eva Peron Fact 2: When Evaís father deserted his family the only thing he left behind was a letter acknowledging his children. This meant they could legally use his name.
Eva Peron Fact 3: However her
life after her father left was
desperately hard and the legal
documents in relation to her birth
are somewhat different and this
could be because she had tried to
forget or ignore that very early
part of her life.
Eva Peron Fact 11: By the following year her salary was such that she became the highest paid radio actress of the time. So stable was her career that she was able to move into a much better area and into an apartment of her own.
Eva Peron Fact 12: In 1943
Eva started a career in politics
when she became one of the founding
members of the Argentine Radio
Eva Peron Fact 18: Having been released from prison, Peron actually decided to run legitimately for President. He won by a landslide. Together with Eva they toured the country and Eva would become known as Evita.
Eva Peron Fact 19: During 1947 Eva went on a whistle stop tour of Europe I her husbandís stead feeling that she would receive a better reception than he. On her return she set up her own charity organization when the established one, run by the wealthy wives of the country refused to make her welcome because of her poor background and lack of education.
Eva Peron Fact 20: In 1947 a
law was passed that allowed women
the right to vote and so it was that
Eva created her own party, the
Female Peronist Party and decided in
1951 that she herself would run for
Vice President which would again
anger and cause great fear in areas
of the government and military. It
was automatic that if the sitting
president died whoever was vice
president automatically became
Eva Peron Fact 23: Her husband would again be elected for a second term as President and she supported him as best she could.
Eva Peron Fact 24: Eva Peron
died on July 26th 1952 aged just
thirty three years. Because of her
popularity with the common people
she would be granted a state
funeral. Her body was kept on public
display while a monument in her
honor was built but before
completion Peron was overthrown and
fled the country unable to make
arrangements for his wife body. For
sixteen years her whereabouts were
unknown until the military finally
revealed her remains had been
transported to Milan in Italy where
she was buried under the name of
Maria Maggi. Her body would be
exhumed and returned to her husband
and his third wife who kept her in
their home until finally in 1974 her
body was return to Argentina where
it was put on display next to her
husband who had died also and she
would finally be laid to rest in
Duarte Family tomb in La Recoleta
Cemetery in Buenos Aires.
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