Currently alive, at 86 years of age.
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1933 – Born in Kelkan, Iraq.
1946 – Formed a Kurdish student association in secret.
1953 – He was allowed to enter law school. He originally wished to be admitted to a medical school but was denied.
1956 – Hid and escaped his arrest for being the founder and Secretary Genereal of the Kurdistan Student Union.
1958 – Returned to law school and became the editor of two publications, Khabat and Kurdistan.
1959 – After graduating, he joined the Iraqi army and served as the commander of a tank unit.
1962 – Liberated the district of Sharbazher from the Iraqi government forces by leading a coordinated offensive.
1991 – Inspired the Kurdish to revolt against Saddam Hussein.
2005 – Elected as the President of Iraq.
2006 – He was elected as the President of Iraq, his second term in the government, on the 22nd of April.