Corazon Aquino Biography

María Corazón "Cory" Sumulong Cojuangco Aquino was a Philippine politician who served as the 11th President of the Philippines, the first woman to hold that office, and the first female president in Asia, though not the first female Asian head of state. Aquino was the most prominent figure of the 1986 People Power Revolution, which toppled the 20-year authoritarian rule of President Ferdinand Marcos and restored democracy to the Philippines. She was named Time magazine's "Woman of the Year" in 1986. She had not held any other elective office.

A self-proclaimed "plain housewife", she was married to Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr., the staunchest critic of President Marcos. She emerged as leader of the opposition after her husband was assassinated on August 21, 1983 upon returning to the Philippines from exile in the United States. In late 1985, Marcos called for snap elections, and Aquino ran for president with former senator Salvador Laurel as her Vice-President. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Corazon Aquino
Nationality:
Philippines
Profession:
Politician, Homemaking, Activist
Ethnicity:
Filipino, Chinese Filipino, Kapampangan people
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
January 25, 1933
Astrological Sign:
Aquarius
Date of Death:
August 1, 2009
Age at Death:
76
Cause of Death:
Colorectal cancer
Marriages
  • 1954-10-11
    Philippine president Corazon Aquino (21) weds Tarlac governor Benigno Aquino Jr (22) in Pasay City, Philippines
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