(CNN)Here is a look at the life of Ratko Mladic, former leader of the Bosnian Serb army, sentenced to life in prison for genocide and other war crimes.
Ratko Mladic Fast Facts
Birth date: March 12, 1942
Birth place: Kalnovik, Yugoslavia (now Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Birth name: Ratko Mladic
Father: Nedja Mladic
Mother: Stana Mladic
Marriage: Bosiljka Mladic
Children: Darko and Ana
1965 - Graduates from a military academy and joins the Communist Party.
July 1995 - Mladic spearheads an attack on the town of Srebrenica. Approximately 8,000 Muslim men and boys are killed.
1995 - Mladic is indicted by the UN-established International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) for war crimes and atrocities.
July 1996 - An international warrant is issued for his arrest.
1996-2001 - He takes refuge in Belgrade with the protection of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic.
2001 - Mladic goes into hiding after Milosevic is arrested.
October 12, 2007 - Serbian officials offer one million euros for information leading to the capture of Mladic.
May 26, 2011 - Mladic is arrested in Serbia.
July 4, 2011 - Mladic refuses to enter a plea so the presiding judge enters not guilty pleas to all counts against him.
May 16, 2012 - Mladic's trial begins. He's charged with two counts of genocide, nine crimes against humanity and war crimes.
January 28, 2014 - He refuses to testify at the genocide trial of former Bosian Serb Leader Radovan Karadzic and denounces the ICTY court as "satanic."
October 23, 2014 - The ICTY announces that the court will hear details about a mass grave investigators believe has ties to Mladic.
December 7, 2016 - During closing arguments, prosecutors recommend a life sentence for Mladic.
December 15, 2016 - Mladic's trial is adjourned. Three UN judges begin deliberating on his fate. The process could take up to a year.
November 22, 2017 - Mladic is sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity.