A Day in History|Eva Perón

Eva Perón was born on May 7,1919 and held the full name of   Eva Duarte de Perón, née María Eva Duarte, Her given name was actually Evita. She was born  in  Los Toldos, Argentina Buenos Aires. Eva was the  second wife of Argentine president, Juan Peron who, during her husband’s first term as president (1946–52), became a powerful though unofficial political leader, revered by the lower economic classes.

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Duarte was born in the small town of Los Toldos on the Argentine Pampas. Her parents, Juan Duarte and Juana Ibarguren, were not married, and her father had a wife and another family. Eva’s family struggled financially, and the situation worsened when Juan died when she was six years old. A few years later they moved to Junín, Argentina. When Eva was 15, she traveled to Buenos Aires to pursue an acting career and eventually began performing steadily in radio parts.

Eva attracted the attention of a rising star of the new government, Col. Juan Perón, and the two married in 1945. Eva died on died July 26, 1952.

Source: Britannica

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