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Vigdis Finnbogadottir: First Female President In The World by Tgnnews247: 10:16am On Sep 06, 2023
Vigdis Finnbogadottir is the fourth president of Iceland and the first female president in the world, ruling from 1980 to 1996. With a presidency of exactly sixteen years, she remains the longest-serving elected female head of state of any country to date and the only female president in Iceland’s history. Here is how she got to achieve one of the most important feats in the world. Vigdis Finnbogadottir was born on 15 April 1930. Her father, Finnbogi Rútur Þorvaldsson, was a civil engineer, as well as a professor at the University of Iceland. Her mother, Sigríður Eiríksdóttir, was a nurse and the chairperson of the Icelandic Nurses Association.\

Vigdís studied French and French literature at the University of Grenoble and the Sorbonne in Paris from 1949 to 1953, then studied the history of theater at the University of Copenhagen. She then acquired a BA in French and English, as well as a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education, at the University of Iceland.

Prior to her entry into Icelandic Politics Vigdís participated in the 1960s and 1970s in numerous rallies held to protest against the U.S. military presence in Iceland. She married a physician in 1954 but divorced in 1963, and at the age of 41, she adopted a daughter, becoming the first single woman in Iceland to be allowed to adopt a child.
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Re: Vigdis Finnbogadottir: First Female President In The World by TemplarLandry: 10:17am On Sep 06, 2023
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Re: Vigdis Finnbogadottir: First Female President In The World by DaddyJapan(m): 10:23am On Sep 06, 2023
Tgnnews247:
Vigdis Finnbogadottir is the fourth president of Iceland and the first female president in the world, ruling from 1980 to 1996. With a presidency of exactly sixteen years, she remains the longest-serving elected female head of state of any country to date and the only female president in Iceland’s history. Here is how she got to achieve one of the most important feats in the world. Vigdis Finnbogadottir was born on 15 April 1930. Her father, Finnbogi Rútur Þorvaldsson, was a civil engineer, as well as a professor at the University of Iceland. Her mother, Sigríður Eiríksdóttir, was a nurse and the chairperson of the Icelandic Nurses Association.\

Vigdís studied French and French literature at the University of Grenoble and the Sorbonne in Paris from 1949 to 1953, then studied the history of theater at the University of Copenhagen. She then acquired a BA in French and English, as well as a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education, at the University of Iceland.

Prior to her entry into Icelandic Politics Vigdís participated in the 1960s and 1970s in numerous rallies held to protest against the U.S. military presence in Iceland. She married a physician in 1954 but divorced in 1963, and at the age of 41, she adopted a daughter, becoming the first single woman in Iceland to be allowed to adopt a child.
Read More: https://tgnnews247.com/vigdis-finnbogadottir-first-female-president-in-the-world/

She was the first woman to be elected President but not the first female President.

I am afraid that honour goes to Isabel Peron (Argentina).

#JustSaying.

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