Daw Aung San Suu is known as a political leader in her country.
born in Yangon, Myanmar, which is now called Rangoon, Burma. Suu Kyi was the .
daughter of national leader General Aung San and Daw Khin Kyi. Suu Kyi father was .
assassinated July 19, 1947, two years after she was born. Suu Kyi stayed in Rangoon .
until she was 15 years old, then she went to India to study politics. After she finished at India she then went to Oxford University were she received her BA in philosophy and economics. .
After Suu Kyi finished Oxford she began working as a research assistant at the University of London. Then she went to New York an spent three years as a United Nations secretariat. In New York she shared an apartment with an old friend from Burma. They kept living as if they were in Burma. Their American friend called their apartment "A Burma home in Manhattan.".
In 1971 she became engaged to Michael Aris, and married him in January of 1972. She stilled live in New York while Michael lived in London. In 1973 Suu Kyi gave birth to her oldest son Alexander, four years later she had Michael Jr. Suu Kyi and her family had no problem packing up and going to visit her home town, and so the kids could see there grandmother. .
In September of 1988 Suu Kyi became co-founded of the National League For Democracy (NLD). Three months later in 1988 her mother died from a severe stoke. Suu .
Kyi thought that her mother's death would change everything. But Suu Kyi stood strong and went on with her plans in life. .
The stories people told her about her father inspired her. In her younger years she heard of his achievements in organizing the Burma Independence Army and leading Burma to freedom. Suu Kyi decided to pursuit her father's dreams. From 1989 to 1995, Aung San Suu Kyi was kept in isolation under house arrest for speaking out against the government, which has used torture and forced labor and refuses to hand over power, even though the it lost a national election.