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Barbara, Agatha

Born: 1923 AD
Died: 2002 AD
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1923 – Agatha Barbara was born on the 11th of March in zabbar, Malta.

 

She was educated at the grammar school in Valletta.

 

1940-1947 – Worked as a school teacher.

 

                  – Barbara became the first woman elected to the Maltese parliament.

 

1955-1958 – Served as education minister of Malta in the Labour Party government of Dom Mintoff.

 

1958 – Served 43 days in prison "with hard labour", for picketing during a national strike.

 

1971-1974 – she served once again as Minister for Education.

 

1982-1987 – Became President of the Republic of Malta and the first and only woman to hold this post.

 

2002 – She died 4th of February at her residence.

 

2006 – A monument in her honour was unveiled by the President of Malta Dr. Edward Fenech Adami in Zabbar.