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Nicolas Sarkozy

Born Jan 28, 1955

Nicolas Sarkozy is a French politician who served as the 23rd President of the French Republic from 16 May 2007 until 15 May 2012. Before his presidency, he was leader of the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP).

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1955 Birth Born on January 28, 1955.
1959 4 Years Old They were married in the Saint-François-de-Sales church, 17th arrondissement of Paris, on 8 February 1950 and divorced in 1959. … Read More


1973 18 Years Old …  His family then sent him to the Cours Saint-Louis de Monceau, a private Catholic school in the 17th arrondissement, where he was reportedly a mediocre student, but where he nonetheless obtained his baccalauréat in 1973. … Read More


1979 24 Years Old After graduating from university, Sarkozy entered the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris, better known as Sciences Po and where he studied between 1979 and 1981, but failed to graduate due to an insufficient command of the English language. … Read More
1982 27 Years Old Sarkozy married his first wife, Marie-Dominique Culioli, on 23 September 1982; her father was a pharmacist from Vico (a village north of Ajaccio, Corsica), her uncle was Achille Peretti, the mayor of Neuilly-sur-Seine from 1947–1983 and Sarkozy's political mentor. … Read More
1983 28 Years Old …  He served from 1983 to 2002.


1988 33 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 1988, she left her husband for Sarkozy, and divorced Martin one year later.
1993 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1993, Sarkozy was in the national news for personally negotiating with the "Human Bomb", a man who had taken small children hostage in a kindergarten in Neuilly. … Read More


1995 40 Years Old In 1995, he spurned Chirac and backed Édouard Balladur for President of France. … Read More
1996 41 Years Old 1 More Event
Sarkozy divorced Culioli in 1996, after they had been separated for several years.
1997 - 1999 2 More Events
2002 47 Years Old In 2002, however, after his re-election as President of the French Republic (see French presidential election, 2002), Chirac appointed Sarkozy as French Minister of the Interior in the cabinet of Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin, despite Sarkozy's support of Edouard Balladur for French President in 1995. … Read More
Sarkozy was also president of the General council of the Hauts-de-Seine department from 2004 to 2007 and mayor of Neuilly-sur-Seine, one of the wealthiest communes of France, from 1983 to 2002. … Read More


Sarkozy was made Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour) by President Chirac in February 2005.
2006 51 Years Old In early 2006, the French parliament adopted a controversial bill known as DADVSI, which reforms French copyright law. … Read More
Sarkozy was a likely candidate for the presidency in 2007; in an oft-repeated comment made on television channel France 2, when asked by a journalist whether he thought about the presidential election when he shaved in the morning, Sarkozy commented, "Not just when I shave".
He married Italian-French singer-songwriter Carla Bruni on 2 February 2008 at the Élysée Palace in Paris. … Read More
2009 - 2010 2 More Events
On 27 February 2011, Sarkozy did for the 10th time of his presidency a government reshuffle.
2012 57 Years Old On 3 July 2012, French police raided Sarkozy's residence and office as part of a probe into claims that Sarkozy was involved in illegal political campaign financing.
On 2 July 2014, Sarkozy was criminally charged with corruption by French prosecutors. … Read More
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