Profession: President of France
Why Famous: Served as the 23rd President of France from 16 May 2007 until 15 May 2012.
During his term, he faced the late-2000s financial crisis (followed by the recession and the debt crisis caused by it) and the Arab Spring (especially in Tunisia, Libya, and Syria).
- 2008-02-02 23rd French Republic President Nicolas Sarkozy (53) weds supermodel-turned-singer Carla Bruni (39) at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France
- 2007-05-16 Nicolas Sarkozy becomes the 23rd President of France
- 2014-07-02 Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is criminally charged with corruption by French prosecutors