Dalai Lama Timeline

Events

13th Dalai Lama dies at age 57- December 17, 1933

December 17, 1933

14th Dalai Lama is born Lhamo Thondup- July 6, 1935

July 6, 1935

Born in Takster, Amdo Province

Leaves Amdo for 3-month journey to Lhasa- July 1939

July, 1939 - October 8, 1939

Reaches Lhasa after 3 month journey-October 8, 1939

October 8, 1939

Annointed as 14th Dalai Lama- February 22, 1940

February 22, 1940

China invades Tibet, 1949

1949

Assumes political power after invasion- Nov. 17, 1950

November 17 1950

Leaves Lhasa for Dromo because of Chinese- Dec. 16, 1950

December 16, 1950

Signs 17-Point Agreement under duress- May, 1951

May, 1951

Visits China for peace talks-July 1954 til June 1955

July 1954 - June 1955

Reaches India- March 31, 1959

March 31, 1959

Holds international press conference- April 18, 1959

April 18, 1959

Rejects the 17-point agreement- April 18, 1959

April 18, 1959

Leaves Tibet for India- May 17, 1959

May 17, 1959

First visits to abroad since exile: Japan and Thailand- 1967

1967

First visit to the West (Europe)- Sep. til Nov. 1973

September 1973 - November 1973

First contact with China's government- 1979

1979

5-Point Peace Plan for Tibet, in front of Congress- September 21, 1987

September 21, 1987

Strasbourg Proposal in front of European Parliament- June 1988

June 1988

Nobel Peace Prize awarded- December 10, 1989

December 10, 1989

Murders at Mcleod Ganj (residence in India)- February 1996

February 1996

First elections held by Tibetans for senior minister- 2001

2001

Invited to "Investigating the Mind" meeting at MIT

September 2003

San Fransico Lecture at University of S.F- September 2003

September 2003

Invited to Neuroscience 2005

2005

Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People-2005

2005

Dalai Lama loses hope of agreement with China- March 2008

March 2008

British government recognizes China's direct rule over Tibet - Nov. 2008

November 2008

Quarrel breaks out between European Union and China- December 2008

December 2008

Dalai Lama retires from politics- Lobsang Sangay takes over his jobs- Nov. 2011

November 2011

UN Human Rights tells China to address abuses due to self-immolations- Nov. 2012

November 2012