Khalil Gibran

1883 - 1931

Khalil Gibran

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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Khalil Gibran has received more than 439,227 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 124th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Khalil Gibran ranks 123 out of 4,883Before him are Paul Verlaine, Apuleius, Jean Cocteau, Walter Scott, Mary Shelley, and Plautus. After him are Günter Grass, Robert Louis Stevenson, Ivo Andrić, Murasaki Shikibu, August Strindberg, and Jean de La Fontaine.

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Among people born in 1883, Khalil Gibran ranks 6Before him are Franz Kafka, Benito Mussolini, Coco Chanel, John Maynard Keynes, and Karl Jaspers. After him are Walter Gropius, Joseph Schumpeter, Anton Webern, Nikos Kazantzakis, Jaroslav Hašek, and Victor Francis Hess. Among people deceased in 1931, Khalil Gibran ranks 2Before him is Thomas Edison. After him are Anna Pavlova, Gustave Le Bon, Lili Elbe, Otto Wallach, Arthur Schnitzler, Albert A. Michelson, Geli Raubal, Erik Axel Karlfeldt, George Herbert Mead, and Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca.

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In Lebanon

Among people born in Lebanon, Khalil Gibran ranks 1 out of 87After him are Severus Alexander (208), Ahab (-900), Porphyry (233), Keanu Reeves (1964), Ulpian (170), Michel Aoun (1935), Charbel Makhlouf (1828), Fairuz (1935), Rafic Hariri (1944), Hiram I (-1000), and Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir (1920).

Among WRITERS In Lebanon

Among writers born in Lebanon, Khalil Gibran ranks 1After him are Amin Maalouf (1949), Antipater of Sidon (-200), Philo of Byblos (64), Mikha'il Na'ima (1889), Elia Abu Madi (1890), Hanan al-Shaykh (1945), and Wajdi Mouawad (1968).