President of Bosnia and HerzegovinaDied when: 78 years 72 days (938 months)
Star Sign: Leo
Alija Izetbegović (Bosnian pronunciation: [ǎlija ǐzedbegoʋit͡ɕ]; 8 August 1925 – 19 October 2003) was a Bosnian politician, activist, lawyer, author, and philosopher who in 1990 became the first Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
He served in this role until 1996, when he became a member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, serving until 2000.
He was also the author of several books, most notably Islam Between East and West and the Islamic Declaration.