Children: Muhammad Hadi (died in 1997), Muhammad Jawad, Zeinab, Muhammad Ali and Muhammad Mahdi
Islamic seminaries in Iran
Oldest of nine children.
Wears a black turban to signify that he is a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad.
After civil war breaks out in Lebanon, the Nasrallah
family leaves Beirut and moves to a village near Tyre.
1976 - Nasrallah moves to Najaf, Iraq, to attend a Shiite seminary.
Is expelled from Iraq during a time of Shiite repression (President Saddam Hussein
was a Sunni) and returns to Lebanon along with his mentor, Abbas Musawi. Musawi establishes a religious school in Baalbeck, where Nasrallah teaches and studies.
1978-1982 - Member of the Shiite Amal movement during Lebanon's civil war.
1982 - Organizes a group to fight against the Israeli occupation of Lebanon. This group eventually evolves into Hezbollah.
1987-1989 - Studies at a seminary in Qom, Iran.
1989 - Represents Hezbollah in Tehran.
1991 - Abbas Musawi becomes the secretary-general of Hezbollah. Nasrallah returns to Lebanon.
February 1992 - Replaces Abbas Musawi as secretary-general of Hezbollah when Musawi is killed by an Israeli helicopter strike.
1997 - Nasrallah's son, Muhammad Hadi, is killed in a clash with Israeli forces.
July 12, 2006 - Hezbollah crosses the border into Israel and captures two soldiers during a raid; a 34-day conflict ensues.
September 22, 2006 - Nasrallah makes his first public appearance since the beginning of the conflict in July, addressing hundreds of thousands of people at a rally in Beirut.
May 2008 - Declares the government's move to shut down Hezbollah's communications network "a declaration of war." Armed conflict breaks out between Hezbollah and Lebanese forces.
May 21, 2008 -
Lebanon and Hezbollah reach an agreement.