Talabani, Jalal

Born: 1933 AD
Currently alive, at 82 years of age.

Nationality: Iraqi
Categories: Head of State, Presidents

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.

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