3 1919~birthEva Peron was born on May 7, 1919 in the small village of Los Toldos in Buenos Aires province.Her parents, who were never married, are Juan Duarte and Juana Ibarguren. Her father was a wealthier man with a family of his own. He left Juana and Eva when Eva was just a year old.Eva Perón - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
5 1935~early childhoodEva dropped out of high school when she was 16, in hopes of becoming an actress.She then moved to Buenos Aires, where she got employed on a regular basis with one of the largest radio stations in Buenos Aires.Eva Perón - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
7 1943~meeting peronIn 1943 Eva met Colonel Juan Perón who had taken the post of secretary of labor and social welfare in the military government that had recently come to power.In October 1945, after Perón was arrested and put in prison by a group of military men who did not support him, Eva helped to organize large show that led to his release.A few days later, on October 21, 1945, Eva and Juan Perón were married.Eva Perón - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
9 1946~intro to governmentJuan Perón became the government candidate in the February 1946 presidential election.Following Perón's election, Eva began to play a very important role in politics. During the early months of the Perón supervision she launched an active campaign for national women's suffrage, which had been one of Perón's campaign promises.Due largely to her efforts, suffrage for women became law in 1947, and in 1951 women voted for the first time. Eva also did the task of gathering the support of the working classes and controlling organized labor groups. Taking over a suite of offices in the Secretariate of Labor, Perón's former center of power, she used her influence to hire and fire ministers and top officials of the General Confederation of Labor, the chief labor organization in Argentina.Eva Perón - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
10 Señora de Perón participated actively in the campaign, something no Argentine woman had ever done
11 1951~vice president option In 1951, Eva tried to get her name on the ballot for a canidate for vice-president. This move angered many military leaders who despised Eva and her increasing powers within the government.According to the Argentine Constitution, the Vice President automatically succeeds the President in the event of the President's death. The possibility of Eva becoming president in the event of Juan Perón's death was not something the military could accept. She did, however, receive great support from the working class, the unions, and the Peronist Women's Party.The intensity of the support she drew from these groups is said to have surprised even Juan Perón himself.A few weeks later, Eva declined the option to run for vice-president.Eva Perón - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
13 1952~deathEven though Eva had undergone a hsterectomy in previous years, the cancer returned. She developed lung metastasis and had to undergo chemotherapy.Eva Peron died at the age of 33, on July 26, 1952.
15 1952~Eva’s statueShortly after her death, friends and family made plans to make a monument in Eva’s honor.This monument was to be a statue larger than the statue of liberty and Eva’s body would be held in the bottom.
17 1955-1971~disappearance of corpse In 1955, new authorities removed Eva’s body from display at the CGT building.The whereabouts for her corpse was a mystery for 16 years.The government passed a law stating that you could no longer have pictures of Juan and Eva Peron in your home or even speak f their names.After 16 long years, the military announced that Eva’s corpse was buried in Milan, Italy under the name “Marie Maggi”.