Born Lhamo Dhondrub on 6 July 1935, in a small village called Taktser in north eastern Tibet... recognized at the age of two, in accordance with Tibetan tradition, as the reincarnation of his predecessor the 13th Dalai Lama. -- The Dalai Lama's biography @tibet.com
Enthronement on February 22, 1940 in Lhasa, Tibet
1954: went to Peking to hold discussions with Chinese Communist leaders. 1956: visited India for 2500 Buddha Jayanti celebrations; held political discussions with Pandit Nehru and Chou En-lai.
1959: left Tibet following the Lhasa Uprising. Made unsuccessful appeals to United Nations on behalf of Tibetan people.
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