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Talabani, Jalal

Born: 1933 AD
Currently alive, at 83 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.