1941 - Born in Cassano Magnago on the 19th of September.
1979 - While at the University of Pavia, in February, he met Bruno Salvadori, leader of the Valdotanian Union, who introduced him to autonomism.
1980 - Bossi began focusing more on Lombardy.
1982 - Founder and leader of Northern League.
1987 - Bossi began his institutional career as the only senator of the Lega Nord, of which he was the leader.
1992 - Bossi rode the wave, presenting himself as the new man in politics, set out to sweep away corruption and incompetence.
1994 - He was instrumental in the unexpected victory of Silvio Berlusconi's coalition.
1998 - Bossi received a one-year suspended prison sentence for the incitement of violence after he uttered the following sentence at a Lega Nord meeting.
2001 - Italian reform and devolution minister.
2004 - He quit on the 19th of July to take up a seat as a member of the European Parliament.
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