Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright born on May 15, 1937 and died on March 23, 2022.

She was the 64th Secretary of State of the United States, serving under President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 2001.

She was the country's first female secretary of state

She got a bachelor's degree from Wellesley College in 1959 and a doctorate from Columbia University in 1975, with a thesis on the Prague Spring as her topic.

She served as an adviser to Senator Edmund Muskie before joining the National Security Council to work under Zbigniew Brzezinski. She held that role until President Jimmy Carter stepped down in 1981.

Albright joined the Georgetown University faculty after leaving the National Security Council and counselled Democratic candidates on foreign policy.

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Albright assisted Clinton in putting together his National Security Council after Clinton's victory in the 1992 presidential election.

. In 1993, Clinton selected her as the United States' Ambassador to the United Nations.

She served in that capacity until 1997, when she was appointed Secretary of State.

Albright held the position until Clinton's resignation in 2001.