IN PHOTOS: The life of Margaret Thatcher
Relive the milestones of Margaret Thatcher's life during and after her political career.

DIVISIVE, UNITIVE. Both friends and foes agree on Thatcher's lasting legacy as a world leader. AFP/Shaun Curry

MANILA, Philippines – Margaret Thatcher may have been a divisive figure in Britian and in the world but following her death on April 8, Monday, both world leaders and common folk were unanimous in hailing her influence in international policy and politics

Rappler takes a look back at the ups and downs of the Britian’s first and only woman Prime Minister’s life in photos: 

1970, June 19. Appointed education & science secretary. AFP Photo

1975, February 11. Thatcher is elected Conservative leader after party enters opposition. AFP Photo

1979, May 3. Thatcher becomes Britain's first female prime minister. AFP Photo

1983, January 8. Thatcher meets personnel aboard the HMS Antrim during her five-day visit to the Falkand Islands. AFP Photo

1984, December 19. Chinese Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhao Ziyang (R, first row) and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (L, first row) in Beijing during the signing ceremony agreement over Hong Kong handover. AFP Photo

1984, December 16. Thatcher (R) poses with Mikhail Gorbatchev (L), Soviet Politburo member, during their meeting in Chequers (western London). AFP Photo

1990, November 28. Thatcher flanked by her husband Denis (L), addresses the press for the last time in front of 10 Downing Street in London prior to hand her resignation as prime minister to Queen Elizabeth II. AFP Photo

1999, March 26. Lady Thatcher (R) visits ex-Chilian President General Pinochet (C) and his wife at their temporary residence where the former dictator is under house arrest at Wentworth in Surrey. AFP Photo

2003, July 3. Lady Margaret Thatcher (C) with her son Mark (L) and her daughter Carol (R) watches the coffin of her husband Sir Denis Thatcher during his funeral at the Royal hospital, Chelsea, in London. Sir Denis Thatcher, the discreet pillar of strength behind Britain's first woman prime minister Margaret Thatcher, died on June 26, 2003, at the age of 88. AFP/Nicolas Asfouri

2005, October 13. Thatcher (R) greets her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, arriving for Thatcher's 80th birthday party at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in central London.

2009, June 2. Thatcher attends the opening of a the new Canine Partners training accommodation building at the National Training Centre in Heyshott in West Sussex. AFP/Shaun Curry

2012, February 2. A woman looks at the posters of the The Iron Lady movie --a biographical film about Margaret Thatcher-- in front of a cinema in Buenos Aires. The movie was premiered in Argentine theaters amid a furor over the Falkland Islands, which Thatcher's Britain and Argentina fought a bloody war 30 years ago. AFP/Alejandro Pagni

2013, April 8. A written tribute and flowers are pictured outside the home of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in central London, following her death earlier Monday AFP/Carl Court

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