January 6, 1883 - April 10, 1931
Kahlil Gibran was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer born on January 6, 1883 in Bsharri, Lebanon. He is best known for his book "The Prophet," a collection of 26 prose poems that explores themes of love, death, work, reason, and more. This book has been translated into over 40 languages and is considered a classic of spiritual literature. He immigrated to the United States in 1895 and began writing poetry in both English and Arabic. He was an influential figure in the Beat Generation of the 1950s and 60s and his works continue to inspire and impact people around the world today.