Shimon Peres, who died early Wednesday at 93, held nearly every high office in his country in a political career that spanned 10 U.S. presidents. The last of Israel's founding generation, he leaves a complex legacy but was respected around the world.

1923 — Shimon Persky was born in Vishneva, in what was then Poland and is now Belarus.

1934 — Immigrated with his family to British Mandate Palestine.

1940 — Was among the founders of Kibbutz Alumot.

1948 — Israeli independence; Peres is appointed head of Israel's navy.

1959 — Peres was responsible for the construction of a nuclear reactor in Dimona. Israel becomes a nuclear power.

1976 — Defense minister during the Entebbe operation that rescued Israeli hostages in Uganda.

1994 — Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin.

1995 — When Rabin is assassinated, Peres becomes prime minister for a second time.

2013 — Peres turns 90, and is serenaded by Barbra Streisand.

2014 — His term as president ends; he does a funny YouTube video, "So Now What?", that depicts him trying out various jobs, including pizza deliveryman and airport security guard.

2016 — Dies on Sept. 28, 2016, two weeks after suffering a stroke.

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