Here's a look at the life of former President of France Jacques Chirac.
Personal Birth name: Jacques Rene Chirac
Birth date: November 29, 1932
Birth place: Paris, France
Father: Francois Chirac
Mother: Marie Louise Chirac
Marriage: Bernadette Chodron de Courcel (March 16, 1956 - present)
Children: daughters with Bernadette, Claude (December 6, 1962) and Laurence (March 4, 1958); adopted Anh Dao Traxel (August 22, 1957)
Education: Lycée Louis-le-Grand (1950, Bachelor's); L'Institut d'Etudes Politiques (IEP/Institute for Political Studies) - Political Science; Attended Harvard University, 1953; L'Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA/National School of Administration), 1959.
Timeline 1962 - Joins the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers.
1967-1968 - Secretary of State of Employment.
1968-1971 - Economy and Finance Minister.
1972-1974 - Agriculture Minister.
1974-1976 - Premier/Prime Minister of France.
1976 - Is elected president of L'Union de Démocrates pour la République or (RPR). Changes the party's name to Rassemblement pour la République.
1977-1995 - Mayor of Paris.
1979-1980 - Member of the European Parliament.
1979 - Meets newly arrived Vietnamese refugee Anh Dao Traxel at Charles de Gaulle airport and takes her home to become a member of his family.
May 7, 1995 - Is elected president of France.
1986-1988 - Premier/Prime Minister of France.
May 5, 2002 - Is re-elected as president.
September 2, 2005 - Is taken to Val-de-Grace Hospital for a "vascular incident" which impaired vision in one of his eyes. Is discharged September 9th.
February 8, 2006 - Condemns the decision of several French newspapers to reprint certain controversial cartoons about Muslims that were originally printed in Danish newspapers.
May 16, 2007 - Leaves office.
November 21, 2007 - Is placed under formal investigation by a judge for possible misuse of public funds while mayor of Paris. He is the first former French president since World War II to be investigated for corruption.