1910 – He was born in Damascus.
1940 – He founded the movement of Ba’ath Party, together with Salah al-Din al-Bitar.
1949 – He served as Syria’s education minister for a short period.
1952 – He left Syria, escaping from the new regime.
1958 – He went on to play an important role in the achievement of the unity between Syria and Egypt.
1963 – He had little connection to the government that took power in Syria.
1989 – He died on the 23rd of June and was given a great funeral.