Malai Lama Timeline

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Timeline: 1935: He was born on 6 July in Quinghai. He was the 5th of 16 children. His parents were farmers. 1937: He was proclaimed the reincarnation of the thirteenth Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso. 1940: He was taken to the Potala Palace in Lhasa where he was officially installed as the spiritual leader of Tibet. 1941: He began his monastic education. 1950: On October 24, China invaded Tibet. Around 1.2 million Tibetans died in the fighting and many monastical and cultural sites were destroyed. On November 17, the Dalai Lama assumed full political power. 1954: In September he and the 10th Panchen Lama went to Beijing to attend the first session of the first National People's Congress. They met Mao Zedong. 1959: There was a major uprising among the Tibetan population. The Dalai Lama fled to Tawang, India in March. He met the Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal…show more content…
He called for calm and deplored Chinese violence. He recognized the McMahon Line as per the 1914 Simla agreement signed by Tibetan and British representatives. ------------------------------------------------- Biography The Dalai Lama was born Lhamo Thondup on July 6, 1935 in Taktser, China. At age 15, he assumed political power of Tibet as the Dalai Lama. The People's Republic of China invaded that same year. Fearing assassination, he and thousands of followers fled to Dharamsala in northern India, where they established an alternative government. Since then, the Dalai Lama has taken numerous actions in hopes of establishing an autonomous Tibetan state within the People's Republic of China. Early Life Lhamo Thondup was born on July 6, 1935 in Taktser, China, northeast of Tibet, to a peasant family. He is the head of state and spiritual leader of the Tibetan government-in-exile based in Dharamshala, India. Tibetans believe him to be the reincarnation of his predecessors. For nearly 50 years, he had aimed to establish Tibet as a self-governing, democratic

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