Mohamed ElBaradei Fast Facts

Egyptian opposition leader and Nobel Prize laureate Mohamed ElBaradei leaves at the end of a joint press conference on November 22, 2012, in Cairo.

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of Mohamed ElBaradei, former director general of the IAEA and Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Birth date:
June 17, 1942

Birth place: Cairo, Egypt

    Birth name: Mohamed Mostafa ElBaradei

    Father: Mostafa ElBaradei, an attorney

    Mother: Aida (Hegazi) ElBaradei

    Marriage: Aida (Elkachef) ElBaradei

    Children: Laila; Mostafa

    Education: University of Cairo, bachelor's degree in Law, 1962; New York University School of Law, doctorate in International Law, 1974

    1964 -
    Begins his career in the Egyptian Diplomatic Service. Serves in the Permanent Missions of Egypt to the United Nations in New York and Geneva.

    1974-1978 - Special assistant to the Foreign Minister of Egypt.

    1980 - Senior fellow in charge of the International Law Program at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research.

    1981-1987 - Adjunct professor of international law at New York University School of Law.

    1984 - Joins the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as a legal adviser.

    December 1997-November 2009 - Director General of the IAEA.

    January 7, 2003 - Reports that IAEA inspectors have found no proof that Iraq lied about nuclear weapons in its declaration on weapons of mass destruction presented to the United Nations. Notes that inspections are still in their early stages, but there currently is no "smoking gun."

    March 7, 2003 - In a presentation to the U.N. Security Council, ElBaradei reports that the IAEA "to date found no evidence or plausible indication of the revival of a nuclear weapon program in Iraq."

    October 7, 2005 - Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, shared with the IAEA, "for their efforts to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes and to ensure that nuclear energy for peaceful purposes is used in the safest possible way."

    February 2006 - Awarded the Greatest Nile Collar, Egypt's highest honor, by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

    April 29, 2010 - In an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, says he may run for president of Egypt but his main goal is "to see my country, Egypt, a country where I grew up, making a genuine shift toward democracy."

    January 27, 2011 - Despite receiving death threats and having no official protection, ElBaradei returns to Egypt to join anti-government protests.

    January 28, 2011 - ElBaradei is reportedly placed under house arrest by Egyptian authorities, but he defies government curfew and joins protestors in Tahrir Square on January 30th.

    March 9, 2011 - Announces he will run for president of Egypt.

    March 19, 2011 - ElBaradei's car is attacked by thugs, preventing him from voting in the constitutional referendum.

    April 26, 2011 - ElBaradei's book, "The Age of Deception: Nuclear Diplomacy in Treacherous Times," is released.

    January 14, 2012 - Ends his bid for president early on after criticizing the interim military government for running an unfair election.

    April 28, 2012 - ElBaradei announces the formation of the Dustour party, saying it will, "rescue the great revolution."

    July 14, 2013 - Is sworn in as the Egypt's interim vice president for foreign relations.

    August 14, 2013 - Submits his resignation as vice president of foreign affairs, saying he doesn't agree with decisions being carried out by the ruling government and "cannot be responsible for a single (drop of) blood."