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  • Glicério, São Paulo, Brazil
    Monday Mar 21, 1955

    Birth

    Glicério, São Paulo, Brazil
    Monday Mar 21, 1955

    Bolsonaro was born on 21 March 1955 in the town of Glicério, in São Paulo.




  • Brazil
    Jan, 1977

    Graduated

    Brazil
    Jan, 1977

    Bolsonaro was admitted to the Escola Preparatória de Cadetes do Exército (the prep school of the Brazilian Army), where he entered in 1973. In 1974, he went to the Academia Militar das Agulhas Negras (Brazil's main military academy), graduating in 1977, as an Artillery officer.




  • Brazil
    1987

    The Artillery Advanced Course

    Brazil
    1987

    In 1987, he studied in the Officers Improvement School, where he made the Artillery Advanced Course.




  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    1988

    City Councillor

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    1988

    In 1988, he entered politics by getting elected as city Councillor in Rio de Janeiro by the Christian Democratic Party.




  • Brazil
    Dec, 1988

    Left the Army

    Brazil
    Dec, 1988

    In December 1988, just after this ruling, Bolsonaro left the Army to begin his political career. In total, he served in the military for fifteen years, reaching the rank of Captain.




  • Brazil
    1990

    A Federal Deputy

    Brazil
    1990

    In the 1990 elections, he was elected a federal deputy from the same party. He served seven consecutive terms, from 1991 to 2018.




  • Brazil
    Jan, 2018

    The Social Liberal Party

    Brazil
    Jan, 2018

    In January 2018, Bolsonaro abandoned the Social Christian Party and switched to the Social Liberal Party (PSL).


  • Brazil
    Sunday Jul 22, 2018

    Officially nominated by the Social Liberal Party (PSL) as its presidential candidate

    Brazil
    Sunday Jul 22, 2018

    On 22 July 2018, Bolsonaro was officially nominated by the Social Liberal Party (PSL) as its presidential candidate for the 2018 election.


  • Brazil
    Tuesday Aug 28, 2018

    Jornal Nacional

    Brazil
    Tuesday Aug 28, 2018

    On 28 August, he gave an interview to Jornal Nacional, Brazil's best rated prime time news program, at Rede Globo.


  • Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil
    Thursday Sep 06, 2018

    Stabbed in the stomach

    Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil
    Thursday Sep 06, 2018

    Bolsonaro was stabbed in the stomach on 6 September 2018 while campaigning and interacting with supporters in the city of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais.


  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Saturday Sep 29, 2018

    Released from the hospital

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Saturday Sep 29, 2018

    On 29 September, a month after the attack, Bolsonaro was released from the hospital and returned to his home in Rio de Janeiro. However, his condition prevented him from returning to the campaign trail for the remainder of the first round of the presidential election.


  • Brazil
    Sunday Oct 07, 2018

    2018 General elections

    Brazil
    Sunday Oct 07, 2018

    General elections were held in Brazil on 7 October 2018 to elect the President, Vice President and the National Congress. Elections for state governors and vice governors, state legislative assemblies and the Legislative Chamber of the Federal District were held at the same time. On 7 October 2018, Rio de Janeiro congressman Jair Bolsonaro came first in the first round of the presidential election. A run-off between him and former São Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad was held on 28 October 2018. At 22:06 GMT, with 88% reporting, Bolsonaro was declared the winner with over 50% of the popular vote.


  • Brazil
    Tuesday Jan 01, 2019

    A President

    Brazil
    Tuesday Jan 01, 2019

    He took office on 1 January 2019.


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