Mother’s Day is almost here, so it’s time to commemorate some cool mums that were not only great parents but were also famous because of the great things they did. Maybe you can spot your Mum look-a-like amongst our chosen 5 impressive mothers?
1. Marie Curie
Marie Curie studied physics and later mathematics to become one of the most famous women in the history of science. She was the mother of 2 children but along with that, she discovered two chemical elements and won a Nobel prize for her achievements. She also introduced the widespread use of x-rays and radiation therapy. Pretty amazing for a parent of two!
2. Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt had 5 children while being the First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945. She supported the civil rights movement, established the American UN Association and initiated projects helping the feminist cause. She was also the main representative of her husband after he became paralysed.
3. Indira Gandhi
Indira Gandhi was the third Prime Minister of India and is India’s only female prime minister to present. She led the victory of India over Pakistan and the establishment of Bangladesh while raising her two sons. She was assassinated because of a controversial operation she had ordered.
4. Princess Diana
Possibly one of the most gracious and loved mums, princess Diana gave birth to William and Harry after her marriage with Charles and was an extraordinary member of the Royal Family. She was very active in her fundraising work but that didn’t keep her away from developing a strong relationship with her sons. The tragic ending of her life brought statements from senior figures worldwide and many tributes by members of the public.
5. Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher is the longest serving British prime minister and the only woman to have held the post. The ‘Iron Lady’ had her twins the same year that she qualified for barrister. Her political career had ambiguous popularity because of the recession and high unemployment that rose during her term. Still, she is one of the most powerful women in history.