Khalil Gibran

1883 - 1931

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Gibran Khalil Gibran (Arabic: جبران خليل جبران‎, ALA-LC: Jubrān Khalīl Jubrān, pronounced [ʒʊˈbraːn xaˈliːl ʒʊˈbraːn], or Jibrān Khalīl Jibrān, pronounced [ʒɪˈbraːn xaˈliːl ʒɪˈbraːn]; January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931), usually referred to in English as Kahlil Gibran (pronounced kah-LEEL ji-BRAHN), was a Lebanese-American writer, poet and visual artist, also considered a philosopher although he himself rejected the title. He is best known as the author of The Prophet, which was first published in the United States in 1923 and has since become one of the best-selling books of all time, having been translated into more than 100 languages.Born in a village of the Ottoman-ruled Mount Lebanon Mutasarrifate to a Maronite family, the young Gibran immigrated with his mother and siblings to the United States in 1895. As his mother worked as a seamstress, he was enrolled at a school in Boston, where his creative abilities were quickly noticed by a teacher who presented him to photographer and publisher F. Holland Day. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Khalil Gibran has received more than 483,910 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 87 in 2019). Khalil Gibran is the 184th most popular writer (down from 123rd in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Lebanon (down from 1st in 2019) and the most popular Lebanese Writer.

Khalil Gibran is most famous for his book The Prophet. The book is a collection of poetry and prose that was written in 1923.

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Among writers, Khalil Gibran ranks 184 out of 5,794Before him are Terence, Naguib Mahfouz, John Milton, Ahmad ibn Hanbal, John the Evangelist, and Diogenes Laërtius. After him are Georges Simenon, Mansur Al-Hallaj, Peter Handke, Stéphane Mallarmé, Yukio Mishima, and Nizami Ganjavi.

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Among people born in 1883, Khalil Gibran ranks 8Before him are Benito Mussolini, John Maynard Keynes, Coco Chanel, Karl Jaspers, Walter Gropius, and Joseph Schumpeter. After him are Anton Webern, Nikos Kazantzakis, Jaroslav Hašek, Lev Kamenev, Napoleon Hill, and Morihei Ueshiba. Among people deceased in 1931, Khalil Gibran ranks 3Before him are Thomas Edison and Gustave Le Bon. After him are Anna Pavlova, Lili Elbe, George Herbert Mead, Geli Raubal, Arthur Schnitzler, Albert A. Michelson, Otto Wallach, Omar Mukhtar, and Theo van Doesburg.

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In Lebanon

Among people born in Lebanon, Khalil Gibran ranks 3 out of 119Before him are Saint Barbara (300) and Dido (-879). After him are Severus Alexander (208), Michel Aoun (1935), Ahab (-900), Keanu Reeves (1964), Porphyry (233), Rafic Hariri (1944), Charbel Makhlouf (1828), Christina of Bolsena (210), and Fairuz (1935).

Among WRITERS In Lebanon

Among writers born in Lebanon, Khalil Gibran ranks 1After him are Amin Maalouf (1949), Antipater of Sidon (-200), Jurji Zaydan (1861), Philo of Byblos (64), Mikha'il Na'ima (1889), Said Akl (1911), Elia Abu Madi (1890), Charles Malik (1906), Butrus al-Bustani (1819), Elias Khoury (1948), and Hanan al-Shaykh (1945).