The Death of Eva Peron – 26 July 1952 – The British Newspaper Archive Blog


The Death of Eva Peron – 26 July 1952

‘Weeping crowds stood all night in the rain outside the presidential palace.’

Eva (aka Evita) Peron died from cancer in Buenos Aires on 26 July 1952, aged only 33.

Eva Peron was very much a champion of the people – hence the massive outpouring of national grief at her very early death.

To mark the day, here is a newspaper story that reports on her death and also provides a very interesting summary of her life.

Dundee Courier – Monday 28 July 1952

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