Eduard Shevardnadze Fast FactsBy CNN LibraryUpdated 1630 GMT (2330 HKT) July 7, 2014Here's a look at the life of Eduard Shevardnadze, former president of Georgia. Personal:Birth date: January 25, 1928Death date: July 7, 2014Birth place: Mamati, Republic of Georgia, U.S.S.R.Birth name: Eduard Amvrosievich ShevardnadzeMarriage: Nanuli Shevardnadze-Tsagareishvili (date unknown - October 20, 2004, her death)Children: Paata;Manana Education: Kutaisi Pedagogical InstituteOther Facts:Target of multiple assassination attempts.Nicknamed "white fox." Timeline:1948 - Joins the Communist Party of Georgia.1965-1972 - Georgia's Minister of Internal Affairs.1972-1985 - Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Georgia. July 1985-1990 - Serves as U.S.S.R. minister of foreign affairs, is appointed by Mikhail Gorbachev.December 20, 1990 - Resigns as minister of foreign affairs.July 1991 - Resigns from the Communist Party. November 19, 1991-December 25, 1991 - Returns as U.S.S.R. minister of foreign affairs.September 1991 - His book, "The Future Belongs to Freedom," is published. March 1992-November 1995 - Chairman of the State Council of Georgia.November 5, 1995-November 23, 2003 - President of Georgia.November 23, 2003 - Resigns from office amid public protests and claims of corruption.July 7, 2014 - Georgia's GHN news agency reports that Shevardnadze has died at the age of 86.More from europeGreek F-16 crashes in Spain during NATO exercise, killing 10Greece's anti-austerity Prime Minister sworn in Ukraine to ask Hague to investigate 'crimes against humanity'