Markievicz, Countess Constance

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Name
Markievicz, Countess Constance Gender: F
born on 4 February 1868 at 05:45 (= 05:45 AM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 14°45' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 16°40 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 06°25'



Countess Constance Markievicz

Biography

British activist who, in 1906, became interested in Ireland's struggle for freedom. As a young woman, she studied art in London in 1893 and in Paris in 1898. Her family held estates in Ireland and, although she was well educated, she was a rebel. At court, she was presented to Queen Victoria in 1887 and quickly took her place in Irish society on her family's big estate. While in Paris, she met Count Casimir Dunin-Markievicz and married him on 9/29/1900.

She first entered Nationalist politics in 1908 by joining Sinn Fein, and in 1916, joined the Easter Week Rising. She was arrested and imprisoned until released in the general amnesty in 1917. For her convictions, she was jailed twice

In December 1918, Markievicz was the first woman elected to parliament, but refused to take the seat; instead, she became the Minister of Labour on 1/21/1919. In 1922 she toured the U.S. to gain support for her cause. Finally in 1926, she joined Eamon de Valera's political party, her last political move before her death a year later.

Markievicz died of a general failure in health on 7/15/1927, Dublin, Ireland.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Gain social status 1887 (Entered society)
  • Relationship : Marriage 29 September 1900 (Count Dunin-Markievicz)
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  • Social : Joined group 1908 (Joined Sinn Fein)
  • Work : Gain social status December 1918 (Elected M.P., declined seat)
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Source Notes

Sheila Lindsay quotes David Monks who researched and found the data.

Categories

  • Traits : Personality : Eccentric (Independent thinker)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Count Dunin-Markievicz)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Civil/ Political (Rebel)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political (Ireland's struggle for freedom)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Minister of Labour)
  • Notable : Famous : Socialite
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women