Here is a look at the life of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Personal: Birth date: June 19, 1945
Birth place: Rangoon (Yangon), Burma (Myanmar)
Birth name: Aung San Suu Kyi
Father: Aung San, commander of the Burma Independence Army who helped negotiate Burma's independence from Britain. He was assassinated on July 19, 1947.
Mother: Ma Khin Kyi, a diplomat and later an ambassador to India.
Marriage: Michael Aris (January 1, 1972-March 27, 1999, his death)
Children: Kim (Burmese name: Htein Lin) a son, 1977; Alexander (Burmese name: Myint San Aung), 1973
Education: St. Hughes College, Oxford University, B.A in philosophy, politics and economics, 1967
Other Facts: Referred to as Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, where "Daw" is an honorific title.
Grew up in Myanmar and India, but moved to England in the 1960s.
Timeline: 1964 - Moves to England to study at Oxford University.
1969-1971 - Works in the United Nations in New York as assistant secretary for the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions.
1985-1986 - Is a visiting scholar at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Japan.
1987 - Is a fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies in Simla, India.
April 1988 - Returns to Myanmar when her mother suffers a severe stroke.
August 15, 1988 - In an open letter to the military-controlled government, asks for multiparty elections.
August 26, 1988 - In her first public address, outside the Shwedagon Pagoda, calls for a multiparty democratic government.
September 24, 1988 - Co-founds the National League for Democracy (NLD), a party dedicated to nonviolence and civil disobedience, and is appointed general secretary.
July 20, 1989 - Is placed under house arrest for charges of trying to divide the military, charges she denies.
May 27, 1990 - Her party, the NLD, wins more than 80% of the legislative seats, but the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) does not recognize the election results.
July 10, 1991 - Wins the Sakharov human rights prize from the European Parliament.
October 14, 1991 - Wins the Nobel Peace Prize "for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights."
July 10, 1995 - Is released from house arrest, but her political activity is restricted.