Aung San

Born: Feb 13, 1915 AD
Died: 1947 AD, at 32 years of age.

Nationality: Burman
Categories: General

1915 - Born on the 13th of February in Natmauk, Magwe, Burma.

1936 - He was expelled from the university, along with Ko Nu (later Thakin Nu), for refusing to reveal the name of the author of the article Hell Hound At Large, which criticized a senior University official.

1938 - He was elected president of both the Rangoon University Students Union (RUSU) and the All-Burma Students Union (ABSU) formed after the strike spread to Mandalay.

       - He moved from student politics to nationalist politics.

1940 - He attended the Indian National Congress Assembly in Ramgarh, India. However, the government issued a warrant for his arrest due to Thakin attempts to organize a revolt against the British, and he had to flee Burma.

1941 - Returned to Burma, with an offer of arms and financial support from the Fumimaro Konoe government.

1943 - He was once again promoted to the rank of Major-General. Soon afterwards, he was invited to Japan, and was presented with the Order of the Rising Sun by the Emperor.

       - The Japanese declared Burma to be an independent nation.

1945 - He led the BNA in a revolt against the Japanese occupiers and helped the Allies defeat the Japanese.

1946 - Became the President of the AFPFL following the return of civil government to Burma the previous October.

1947 - He and the British Prime Minister Clement Attlee signed an agreement in London guaranteeing Burma's independence within a year - he had been responsible for its negotiation.

       - Signed an agreement at the Panglong Conference, with leaders from other national groups, expressing solidarity and support for a united Burma.

       - Died on the 19th of July in Rangoon, Burma.

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