Currently alive, at 88 years of age.
1928 – Born on June 8th in Lima, Peru. Roman Catholic theologian and Dominican priest who is considered the father of liberation theology, which emphasizes a Christian duty to aid the poor and oppressed through involvement in civic and political affairs.
1950 – Gutiérrez had previously earned a degree in medicine from the National University of Peru in Lima.
1959 – Ordained as a priest.
1971-1984 – He wrote "A Theology of Liberation" and "The Power of the Poor in History".
1993-1995 – Was named a member of the Honor Legion by the French government, and was named to the Peruvian Academy of Language.