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 Syndicate.
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 president.
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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