Marriage: Fatima Yassin
Children: Muhammad Hadi (died in 1997), Muhammad Jawad, Zeinab, Muhammad Ali and Muhammad Mahdi
Oldest of nine children.
Wears a black turban to signify that he is a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad.
1975 – 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.
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.
1991 – Musawi becomes the secretary-general of Hezbollah. Nasrallah returns to Lebanon.
February 1992 – Replaces Musawi as secretary-general of Hezbollah after Musawi is killed by an Israeli helicopter strike.
1997 – Nasrallah’s son, Muhammad Hadi, is killed in a clash with Israeli forces.
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.
November 30, 2006 – In a speech broadcast on television, Nasrallah calls for peaceful protests to secure the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora and the creation of a national unity government. The next day, security sources estimate that at least 200,000 protesters gather in the streets of Beirut, Lebanon.
May 2008 – Declares the government’s move to shut down Hezbollah’s communications network “a declaration of open war.” Armed conflict breaks out between Hezbollah fighters and pro-government militias.
May 21, 2008 – After five days of talks, representatives from the Hezbollah-led opposition and Lebanon’s Western-backed government reach an agreement ending the 18-month political crisis.
December 2017 – Joins calls for a Palestinian uprising following the United States’ recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.