Christabel Pankhurst

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Birthday
22, 1880
Birthplace
Manchester, England
Death Date
Feb 13, 1958 (77)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
22, 1880
Birthplace
Manchester, England
Death Date
Feb 13, 1958 (77)

About

Best remembered for her role in founding and operating the Women's Social and Political Union of the early 1900s, this British-born women's suffrage activist also played a key role in the United States' evangelical Second Adventist movement.

Before Fame

She earned an honors LLB degree from the University of Manchester but was barred from practicing law as a result of her gender.

Trivia

At the conclusion of World War I, she entered a 1918 election as a representative of the newly-formed Women's Party.

Family Life

She was born in Manchester, England to women's suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst and socialist Richard Pankhurst. Her two sisters, Sylvia and Adela Pankhurst, were also active in the women's suffrage movement.

Associated With

She was born in the same year as American suffragette and politician Jeannette Rankin.