Christabel Pankhurst Politician

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


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.


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.


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