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Rose Kennedy

Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy is an American philanthropist, socialist and a member of the Kennedy family. She has deep roots in the Irish Catholic community of Boston's "lace veil", where her father John F. Fitzgerald was mayor. Kennedy is the wife of businessman and investor Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., who served as US Ambassador to the UK, is officially known as Ambassador to St. Court. James in the UK. Their nine children include President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy and longtime Senator Ted Kennedy. In 1951, she was honored by Pope Pius XII, becoming the sixth American woman to be crowned Queen of the Countess.

Born Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald, July 22, 1890, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died January 22, 1995, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, U.S.
Burial place Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.
Education Girls' Latin School
Alma mater New England Conservatory, Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart
Known for Kennedy family matriarch
Title Countess of the Holy Roman Church
Political party Democratic
Children Joseph Jr, John, Rosemary, Kathleen, Eunice, Patricia, Robert, Jean, Edward
Parent(s) John F. Fitzgerald, Mary Josephine Hannon
Relatives See Kennedy family

About Rose Kennedy

Matriarch of the Kennedy clan whose sons included President John F. Kennedy and Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy.

Rose Kennedy before fame

As a child, she and her father were granted a private audience with Pope Pius X at the Vatican.

Achievement of Rose Kennedy

She wanted to leave her husband because he was unfaithful, but being Catholic she wasn't allowed to divorce.

Rose Kennedy family life

She was married to Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. from 1914 until his death in 1969. She had a total of nine children: John, Rosemary, Kathleen, Eunice, Patricia, Robert, Jean, Ted and Joseph Jr.

Associations of Rose Kennedy

Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was her daughter-in-law.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Rose Kennedy

Mother of Presidents of the United States. Manhattanville College Alumni. The Pope's Countess. The Kennedy family. New England Conservatory of Music alumni. Stroke survivors. American socialists. Writers Boston

Latest information about Rose Kennedy updated on July 30 2021.