Heartwarming images of a young Madeleine Albright before she became an icon

Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve as US Secretary of State, has died of cancer at the age of 84 according to to a statement from her family.

In addition to serving as Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001, Albright is the author of several best-selling books, an avid drummer and an influential businesswoman.

Let’s take a look at a timeline of Madeline Albright’s life, from a young girl fleeing war-torn Czechoslovakia to a figure of female empowerment.

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Who is Madeleine Albright Young?

Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright was the first female Secretary of State.

Albright was born in Czechoslovakia in 1937, but her family fled in 1939 when the Nazis occupied the country. They moved into a basement of a Notting Hill apartment before returning to Prague after World War II.

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They then moved to the United States in 1948 and lived in Denver. Albright graduated from Wellesley College and earned a master’s degree from Columbia University. In 1959 she married Joseph Albright and had three daughters together, they divorced in 1982 and Madeleine did not remarry.

Shortly after Clinton’s re-election for a second term in 1996, Albright replaced former Secretary of State Warren Christopher.

Heartwarming images of a young Madeleine Albright

A young Madeleine sat with her father Josef Korbel in 1945.

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Young Madeleine, 10 years old, sat on a wall in Switzerland.

“Prague Winter” by Madeleine Albright, courtesy of the author. MADELEINE ALBRIGHT’S PERSONAL COLLECTION; ROBERT DEUTSCH

Madeleine Albright with newspaper clerk at Wellesley College graduated in 1959.

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Albright’s senior portrait, the academic wrote her thesis on the Prague Spring.

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Madeleine as a professor at Georgetown University.

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Madeleine when she was a UN representative.

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The former US Secretary of State has died at the age of 84

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