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Madeleine Albright

Born: May 15, 1937

Birthplace: SmA­chov

Profession: Politician

Nationality: Czech Republic

Madeleine Albright

Date of Birth : May 15, 1937
Birth Place : SmA­chov

Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright is a Czechoslovakian-born American politician and diplomat. She is the first woman to have become the United States Secretary of State. She was nominated by U.S. President Bill Clinton on December 5, 1996, and was unanimously confirmed by a U.S. Senate vote of 99–0. She was sworn in on January 23, 1997. Albright currently serves as a professor of International Relations at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. She holds a PhD from Columbia University and numerous honorary degrees. In May 2012, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Barack Obama. Secretary Albright also serves as a director on the board of the Council on Foreign Relations. Albright is fluent in English, French, Russian, and Czech; she speaks and reads Polish and Serbo-Croatian as well.


  • Politician
  • Professor
  • Teacher
  • Diplomat

Also known as

  • Sec''y. Madeleine Albright
  • Marie Jana Korbelova
  • Madeleine Korbel Albright
  • Dr. Madeleine Albright
  • Marie Jana Korbelová
  • Secretary Madeleine Albright


  • Josef Korbel
  • Anna Spiegelova


  • Joseph Medill Patterson Albright


  • Alice Patterson Albright
  • Katherine Medill Albright
  • Anne Korbel Albright

Awards Won

  • Presidential Medal of Freedom
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