Suleiman Frangieh

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Suleiman Bey Frangieh
سليمان بك فرنجية

Suleiman Frangieh - FOCR.jpg
Frangieh in 1974
5th President of Lebanon
In office
23 September 1970 – 22 September 1976
Prime MinisterSaeb Salam,
Amin al-Hafez,
Takieddin el-Solh,
Rachid Solh,
Nureddine Rifai,
Rashid Karami
Preceded byCharles Helou
Succeeded byElias Sarkis
Personal details
Born(1910-06-15)June 15, 1910
Zgharta, Beirut Vilayet, Ottoman Empire
DiedJuly 23, 1992(1992-07-23) (aged 82)
Beirut, Lebanon
Political partyMarada Movement
(1978–1992)
Spouse(s)Iris Handaly (1913-1995)
ChildrenAntoine (1941–78), Robert Frangieh
Other three children
RelativesHamid Beik Frangieh (brother)
OccupationPolitician, entrepreneur

Suleiman Kabalan Frangieh, last name also spelled Frangié, Franjieh, or Franjiyeh (15 June 1910 – 23 July 1992) (Arabic: سليمان فرنجية), was the president of the Lebanese Republic from 1970 to 1976.

His reign witnessed 7 governments headed by 6 different presidents: Saeb Salam (twice), Amin Al-Hafiz, Taqi Al-Din Al-Solh, Rashid Al-Solh, Noureddin Al-Rifai, Rashid Karami. His reign also witnessed the beginning of the Lebanese civil war in April 1975.

The Lebanese National Movement opposed him and demanded his resignation.

On January 24, 1976, 66 deputies signed a petition asking him to resign, but he rejected it, insisting on ending his term.


He died in Zgharta, July 23, 1992.



Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Helou
President of Lebanon
1970–1976
Succeeded by
Élias Sarkis