Margaret Thatcher has died of a stroke.
The British leader, one of the most iconic and divisive political figures in British post-war history, who won three elections, died peacefully at The Ritz in London, according to a spokesman. She had been staying at the hotel.
She was not the first woman Prime Minister--that accolade goes to Sri Lanka's Sirimavo Bandaranaike--but she was perhaps the world's best known female leader. Some of her best-known quotes are appearing on Twitter.
I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. -Margaret Thatcher— Inspirational Women (@FamousWomen) April 6, 2013
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman. - Margaret Thatcher bit.ly/A1l09V— Wise Quotes (@wisequotesnet) April 5, 2013
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. #Thatcher— Margaret Thatcher (@ThatcherQuotes) January 14, 2013
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