Barbara, Agatha

Born: Mar 11, 1923 AD
Died: 2002 AD, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: Maltese
Categories: Politician, Presidents

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.



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