1943 – Born in June 15th in Esberg, Denmark.
1961 – He was the co-founder of the first Frit Forum association on Esbjerg Grammar School.
1971 – He received his Master of Science degree in Economics from University of Copenhagen.
1980 – Became the Chief economist for The Danish Confederation of Trade Unions.
1986 – He was the Director of LD Pensions.
1988 – Was the Chairman of the Industry Committee of Folketinget.
1992 – President of the Social Democratic Party (DK).
1993 – Appointed as the Prime Minister of Denmark.
2003 – The President of the Global Progressive Forum.
2004 – President of the Party of European Socialists (PES).