(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Personal:Birth date: February 20, 1951 Birth place: Glasgow, Scotland Birth name: James Gordon Brown Father: John Brown, a Church of Scotland minister Read MoreMother: Jessie Elizabeth “Bunty” (Souter) Brown Marriage: Sarah Macaulay (August 3, 2000-present)Children: James Fraser, John and Jennifer JaneEducation: Edinburgh University, M.A., History, 1972; Edinburgh University, Ph.D., History, 1982 Religion: Church of Scotland (Presbyterian) Other Facts:Is blind in his left eye and has lost most of the sight in his right eye, the result of being kicked in the head during a rugby game as a teenager. Daughter Jennifer Jane died of a cerebral hemorrhage, 10 days after she was born prematurely. Timeline: 1972-1975 – Youngest ever Rector at the University of Edinburgh.

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