Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Gibran Khalil Gibran

Gibran Khalil Gibran:
One of the most recognized Lebanese names world wide!

Born: January 6, 1883, in Bsharri, Lebanon
Died: April 10, 1931 (aged 48), in New York City, United States
Occupation: poet, visual artist, painter, sculptor
Nationality: Lebanese
Genres: poetry, parable, short story
Literary movement: Mahjar, New York Pen League
Notable work(s): The Prophet

He is the third bestselling poet in history after William Shakespeare and Laozi.

Memorials and honors:
Gibran Khalil Gibran Garden, Beirut, Lebanon
Gibran Khalil Gibran Skiing Piste, The Cedars Ski Resort, Lebanon
Kahlil Gibran Memorial Garden in Washington, D.C., dedicated in 1990
Gibran Memorial Plaque in Copley Square, Boston, Massachusetts
Khalil Gibran International Academy, a public high school in Brooklyn, NY

The Gibran museum in Bsharri, North Lebanon, is maintained by the Lebanese Gibran Committee. It houses his original paintings and personal belongings contributed by his sister, Mary Haskell and Barbara Young following his death. The museum was an old monastery Gibran spoke of retiring in.

His most famous quote, often mistakenly attributed to J.F. Kennedy is:
"Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country?"
The New Frontier (1925)

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