Hassan Rouhani Fast FactsBy CNN LibraryUpdated 5:23 PM ET, Sat November 1, 2014Here's a look at the life of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.Personal:Birth date: November 12, 1948Birth place: Sorkheh, IranBirth name: Hassan FeridonMarriage: Married (name unavailable publicly)Children: Has children (names unavailable publicly)Education: University of Tehran, B. A, 1972.; Glasgow Caledonian University, M. Phil., 1995; Glasgow Caledonian University, Ph.D., 1999Religion: Shiite MuslimOther Facts: Rouhani is a cleric. His religious title is Hojatoleslam, which is a middle rank in the religious hierarchy. Arrested many times in the 1960s and 1970s as a follower of Ayatollah Khomeini. Iranian media refers to Rouhani as the "diplomat sheik." Timeline: 1960 - Begins his religious studies at a seminary in Semnan province. 1977 - Under the threat of arrest, leaves Iran and joins Ayatollah Khomeini in exile in France. 1980-2000 - After the overthrow of the Shah, Rouhani serves five terms in the National Assembly. 1983-1988 - Member of the Supreme Defense Council.1985-1991 - Commander of the Iranian air defenses.1988-1989 - Deputy Commander of Iran's Armed Forces. 1989-1997 - National Security Adviser to the president.1989-2005 - Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council.1989-present - Represents Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Iran's Supreme National Security Council.1991-present - Member of the country's Expediency Council. 1992-present - President of the Center for Strategic Research.1999-present - Member of the Council of Experts, the group that chooses the Supreme Leader. 2000-2005 - National Security Adviser to the president.2003-2005 - Iran's chief nuclear negotiator.June 14, 2013 - Wins the presidential election after securing more than 50 percent of the vote. August 4, 2013 - Taking the oath of office before the Iranian parliament, Rouhani is sworn in as the seventh president of Iran.September 19, 2013 - Writes column in The Washington Post and calls for engagement and "a constructive approach" to issues such as Iran's nuclear weapons program. September 25, 2013 - In stark contrast to his predecessor, Rouhani condemns the actions of the Nazis during the Holocaust.September 27, 2013 - Speaks with President Barack Obama by telephone, the first direct conversation between leaders of Iran and the United States since 1979. October 13, 2014 - Rouhani addresses the Iranian public by television and says that a deal can be reached on the country's nuclear program by the November 24 deadline. More from middleeastWho is Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kassasbeh, captured by ISIS?Father of American killed in Libya says son was a patriotISIS' Japanese hostage video raises new questions about 'Jihadi John'