Khalil Gibran

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Birthday
6, 1883
Birthplace
Bsharri, Lebanon
Death Date
Apr 10, 1931 (48)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
6, 1883
Birthplace
Bsharri, Lebanon
Death Date
Apr 10, 1931 (48)

About

Lebanese poet, author, and artist best known for The Prophet, a mystical, inspirational work that attained a cult following. He is also known for his 1912 poetic novel, Broken Wings.

Before Fame

He was the son of a Mount Lebanon apothecary. He published his first literary work, Nubthah fi Fan Al-Musiqa (Music), in 1905.

Trivia

He died at the age of forty-eight from a combination of tuberculosis and cirrhosis of the liver.

Family Life

He immigrated to the United States in 1895 with his mother and sisters.

Associated With

John Lennon incorporated several lines from Gibran's poem, "Sand and Foam," into a song on the Beatles' White Album.