Father: Georges Hollande, a physician
Mother: Nicole Tribert, a social worker
Children: with Ségolène Royal: Flora, Julien, Clémence and Thomas
Education: Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (“Sciences Po”); École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris, École nationale d’administration
Military service: French Army, 1977
Is the first Socialist president since Francois Mitterrand left office in 1995.
Promises made during the campaign include renegotiating the austerity agreement, troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, lower retirement age and higher taxes on the very wealthy.
Taught economics at the elite Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris.
1979 – Joins the Socialist Party.
1981 – Aide to Socialist President Francois Mitterrand.
1983-1984 – Member of staff for French Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy.
1983-1989 – Member of the Ussel City Council.
1988-1993 – Member of Parliament for Correze.
1994 – National Secretary of the Socialist Party for economic affairs.
1995-2001 – Council of Tulle member.
1997-2002 – Member of Parliament for Correze.
1997-2008 – First Secretary, Secretary General and leader of the Socialist Party.
2001-2008 – Mayor of Tulle.
2007 – The 28-year relationship with the mother of his four children, Ségolène Royal, ends. They were never married.
October 16, 2011 – Wins the French presidential nomination for the Socialist Party, defeating candidates that include his former partner, Royal.
May 6, 2012 – Defeats Sarkozy with 51.62% of the vote in the runoff election.
May 15, 2012 – Inaugurated as president.
May 18-19, 2012 – Attends the G8 summit at Camp David, Maryland.
January 25, 2014 – Announces the end of his seven-year relationship with journalist Valerie Trierweiler.
April 11, 2018 – His book about his time in office, Les leçons du pouvoir de François Hollande (The Lessons of Power of Francois Hollande), is published.
July 2019 – Testifies as a witness in a Brazilian corruption investigation involving Gripen fighter jets.
July 6, 2019 – Appears in a play at the Avignon theatre festival in the South of France.