1936 - Born on the 29th of September in Milan, Italy.
1961 - Graduated cum laude at the Università Statale in Milan with a thesis on the legal aspects of advertising.
1965 - Married Carla Dall'Oglio, and they had two children.
1973 - His first entry into the media world by means of a cable television station, Telemilano.
1974 - Berlusconi moved with his family into Villa Casati, in Milan.
1978 - Formed his first media group, Fininvest.
1980 - Founded Italy's first private national network Canale 5.
1986 - Berlusconi also tried to expand his business into France with his channel La Cinq.
1993 - Founder and Leader of the Forza Italia political movement in Rome.
1994-1995 - He became the Prime minister of Italy.
1995 - Sold a portion of his media holdings, first to the German media group Kirch.
1996-2001 - Leader of the parliamentary opposition.
- He ran for Prime Minister again but was defeated by centre-left candidate Romano Prodi.
Silvio Berlusconi is the Leader of Forza Italia.
1999 - Expanded again in the media business in a partnership with Kirch called the Epsilon MediaGroup.
2001-2006 - Elected again as Prime Minister of Italy.
2002 - Served as Italian foreign minister.
2006 - He was applied a pacemaker in Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
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