Takieddine was born in 1908, Beirut, Lebanon. He had three brothers and four sisters. He graduated from Saint Joseph University in Beirut then completed his Political Sciences studies in Paris. He worked as a journalist, heading the Syndicate of Journalism before joining the Lebanese Foreign Service.
Takieddine in Egypt
He served as the Councillor of the Lebanese Embassy in Egypt
He married Fadwa Barazi
He was elected as a Member of the Lebanese Parliament in 1957-60 (Zahle) and 1964-68 (Baalbek) representing the Bekaa region in eastern Lebanon. He was appointed Interior Minister in 1964-65.
View of a parliamentary session
He served as Prime Minister and minister of finance from 1973 to 1974
He was a very active PM, meeting with world leaders and representing Lebanon at major international conferences.
He was a man of great intellect and charisma
Takieddine with Anwar Sadat of Egypt
Takieddine with the King of Saudi Arabia
Takieddine with Fidel Castro
Takieddine with Yasser Arafat
Takieddine with Indira Ghandi
Takieddine el Solh visits Syria in 1974
He resigns in 1974
In July 1980, he was named Prime Minister, but resigned in October after he was unable to form a government
He spent his last days in self exile for polical reasons, in Paris where he died on 27 November 1988 and was later buried in Beirut