dad: Aung San, commander of the Burmese Independence Army. He helped negotiate Burma’s independence from Britain. He was assassinated on July 19, 1947.
Mother: Ma Khin Kee, diplomat and then ambassador to India.
marriage: Michael Aris (January 1, 1972-March 27, 1999, his death)
Children: Kim (Burmese name: Htin Lin) and Alexander (Burmese name: Myint San Aung)
education: St Hughes College, University of Oxford, BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, 1967
It is referred to as Daw Aung San Suu Kyi; “Dou” is an honorable title.
He grew up in Myanmar and India but moved to England in the 1960s.
1964 – He moves to England to study at Oxford University.
1987 – Fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies in Shimla, India.
April 1988 – She returns to Myanmar when her mother suffers a severe stroke.
August 26, 1988 – In her first public speech, outside Shwedagon Pagoda, she called for a multi-party democratic government.
September 24, 1988 – He co-founded the National League for Democracy (NLD), a party dedicated to nonviolence and civil disobedience, and was appointed General Secretary.
20 July 1989 – She was placed under house arrest on charges of trying to divide the army, charges she denied.
May 27, 1990 – Her party, the National League for Democracy, won more than 80% of the legislative seats, but the State Council for the Restoration of Law and Order does not recognize the election results.
July 10, 1991 – He wins the Sakharov Prize for Human Rights from the European Parliament.
July 10, 1995 – She was released from house arrest but her political activity is restricted.
September 23, 2000 – He is again placed under house arrest.
May 6, 2002 – He was released from house arrest.
May 30, 2003 – While traveling in Myanmar, her convoy was attacked by a pro-government mob and she was detained by the military. Later, she was placed under house arrest.
November 29, 2004 – You learn that her house arrest has been extended for another year.
May 2006 – The house arrest was extended for another year.
June 9, 2006 – Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Sean McCormack told reporters that Suu Kyi was hospitalized with an undisclosed illness.
May 25, 2007 – The government extends her house arrest for another year.
May 27, 2008 – The government extends her house arrest for another year.
May 14, 2009 – Suu Kyi was arrested and charged with violating the terms of her house arrest. It came in response to an incident earlier in the month when American John Yitao swam uninvited to Suu Kyi’s lakeside home. If convicted, she faces up to five years in prison.
May 18, 2009 – Suu Kyi’s trial for government subversion begins.
August 11, 2009 – Suu Kyi was found guilty of violating the terms of her house arrest and sentenced to another 18 months in prison.
May 7, 2010 – The NLD refuses to register in the elections, thus disqualifying itself as a political party, and is officially dissolving it.
November 13, 2010 – Suu Kyi has been released from house arrest. She has spent 15 of the past 21 years under house arrest.
November 15, 2010 – Speaking to reporters at the NLD headquarters, Suu Kyi pledged to continue working for the restoration of democracy and the improvement of human rights in Myanmar.
January 28, 2011 – Suu Kyi’s recorded message, in which she stresses Myanmar’s need to restore relations with the rest of the world, is being shown at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.
November 18 2011 – Nian Win, a spokesman for the National League for Democracy in Suu Kyi, says Suu Kyi will participate in the upcoming elections. The National League for Democracy announced earlier today that it intends to re-register as a political party and participate in all future parliamentary elections.
December 13, 2011 – The National League for Democracy (NLD) is given permission to register for future elections in Myanmar.
Jan 18 2012 – Suu Kyi has registered to run for a parliamentary seat.
April 1, 2012 – He wins a seat in parliament in Myanmar’s first multi-party elections since 1990.
May 2, 2012 – Along with 33 other newly elected members of her party, Suu Kyi is sworn in to parliament, clearing a stalemate over the wording of the oath that was preventing her from taking her seat in the legislature.
May 29 2012 – You make history by stomping on foreign soil for the first time in over two decades when you arrived in Bangkok, Thailand.
June 1, 2012 – Suu Kyi speaks at the World Economic Forum on East Asia.
June 16, 2012 – Giving her acceptance speech for the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize, in Oslo, Norway.
November 19, 2012 – She meets Obama at the lakeside villa where she spent years under house arrest. Obama praises Suu Kyi for her courage and determination during his visit to Myanmar, the first by a US president in office.
March 10, 2013 – He wins re-election as leader of the opposition.
October 22, 2013 – Suu Kyi accepts the 1990 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in Strasbourg, France, originally awarded to her in 1991.
September 14, 2016 – Suu Kyi meets Obama at the White House for the first time since she became the de facto leader of her country. With the arrival of Suu Kyi, Obama issued a statement saying that he would return Myanmar to the Generalized System of Preferences, which would help Myanmar in economic development, export of goods and job creation.
April 16, 2021 – Opponents of the junta announce the formation of an interim national unity government, naming Suu Kyi as the de facto leader.
November 16, 2021 – Myanmar’s Trade Union Election Commission has accused Suu Kyi of electoral fraud.