TK Whitaker 1916 -2017: Life of the 'Irishman of the 20th Century'
1916: Thomas Kenneth Whitaker is born in Rostrevor, Co Down.
1934: He completed the civil service clerical officer exams. Awarded first place.
1941: Married to his first wife, Nora Fogarty. The couple had six children: Brian, David, Ken, Gerry, Catherine, and Raymond.
1956: Appointed to the position of secretary of the Department of Finance, at the age of 39.
1958: Having put together a team to research a report into the Irish economy, he published his Economic Blueprint, an ambitious plan which forms the basis of Ireland's modern economy.
1960s: Spearheaded Ireland's path to the then European Economic Community.
1965: He played a pivotal role in organising the historic meeting between then Taoiseach Seán Lemass and Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill.
1967-1997: He played a key, behind-the-scenes role in the Northern Ireland peace process.
1969: Appointed as governor of the Central Bank, where he worked to maintain its credit control function independence from the Government and banking sector.
1971: He wrote 'Northern Ireland - A Possible Solution', the basis of the Good Friday Agreement 30 years later.
1976: He was appointed as chancellor of the National University of Ireland.
1977: Nominated to join Seanad Éireann.
1994: His first wife Nora passed away.
2001: Voted RTÉ's Irishman of the 20th Century.
2005: At the age of 90, he married his second wife, Mary Moore. She passed away in 2008.
2017: Died one month after his 100th birthday.