Political Wives Who Overshadowed Their Husbands People
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Political Wives Who Overshadowed Their Husbands

List Criteria: Vote for the women who most overshadowed their politician husbands

Women who have overshadowed their politician husbands include some of the greatest women in political history as well as some of the most influential people in US history. These politically savvy females rank as some of the best known women in US history, not just because they were married to a famous politician, but because they carved a name for themselves in Washington, D.C., throughout the US, and the world.

The untimely death of Elizabeth Edwards was a reminder that female leaders, politicians, first ladies, and political wives in general lost a great friend and a true beacon of success and charisma in the world of female politicians. Her place on this list of the greats is a testament to the resilience of women and their unique ability to triumph in the face of adversity the way Edwards did.

Who are the top female politicians? What political wives are more famous than their husbands? Here are some of the greatest political wives in the history of politics who show us all just how much of an impact a powerful spouse can make. Take a moment to vote for the women in politics and the public eye who were more effective and successful than their famous political husbands.
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    Eva Peron was the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death from cancer in 1952. She is widely and affectionately remembered throughout history by just her first name, a testament to the impact she made on the collective public consciousness of Argentina and the world. She even received a state funeral, though she wasn't technically a head of state.

    During her life, she became popular with pro-Peronist trade unions, often speaking on behalf of labor rights. She also ran the Ministries of Labor and Health, insisting on providing free health care to the country. Peron alos founded the first large scale feminist political party in Argentina: the female Peronist Party.

    Remembered for her compassion and her dedication to providing the best of health and fair rights to all citizens of Argentina, Evita has always been a major force in Argentinian culture, many years after her death.


    Born: 1919
    Birthplace: Los Toldos, Argentina
    Profession: Politician, Actor
    Height: 5'4"
    Date Of Death: 1952
    Cause Of Death: Cancer, Cervical cancer
    Place Of Death: Argentina
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