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Kahlil Gibran Biography | Poet

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Khalil Gibran (Gibran Khalil Gibran, Kahlil Gibran, Jubran Khalil Jubran or Jibran Khalil Jibran) was born on January 6, 1883 in Bsharri, close to the "sacred grove of ancient cedars" in Lebanon.

Known to many as the "prophet of the East" for his work The Prophet (published in 1918). He received an excellent multicultural education. The Prophet wrote originally in Arabic when he was 15 years old. Then he translated into English over a period of five years.

He lived between the Middle East and the United States. Organizer of an intellectual circle trying to renew the Arabic poetry, he sometimes wrote in English, then translated into Arabic, or directly to Arabic, as in the case of the collection Broken Wings (1911).

The April 10, 1931 Kahlil Gibran died at age 48 in New York City. His remains were moved to Lebanon, where today lay near the "sacred grove of ancient cedars”.


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