Famous Lebanese Writers

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Khalil Gibran
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Birthdate: January 6, 1883
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bsharri, Lebanon
Died: April 10, 1931

Lebanese author and poet Khalil Gibran is best remembered for his bestselling works The Prophet and Broken Wings. One of the leaders of the Mahjar movement of Arabic literature, he specialized in incorporating mythological and mystical symbols in his works and was inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche and William Blake.

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb
(Essayist and Mathematical Statistician Best Known for His Books: ‘The Black Swan’ and ‘Antifragile’)
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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Birthdate: 1960 AD
Birthplace: Amioun, Lebanon
Lebanese-American scholar and statistician Nassim Nicholas Taleb is known for his work on risk management through uncertainty and probability. His five-volume essay Incerto included his bestselling book The Black Swan. Named to Forbes’s Most Influential Management Gurus list, he is the co-editor-in-chief of the academic journal Risk and Decision Analysis.
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Brigitte Gabriel
(Lebanese-born American Activist, Who Founded the Anti-Islam Organization 'ACT! for America')
Brigitte Gabriel
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Birthdate: October 21, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marjeyoun, Lebanon
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Amin Maalouf
(Lebanese-Born French Author and Journalist, Who Is Known for His Bestselling War Novels)
Amin Maalouf
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Birthdate: February 25, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
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Assi Rahbani
(Composer)
Assi Rahbani
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Birthdate: May 4, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Antelias
Died: June 21, 1986

Assi Rahbani, part of the Lebanese composer duo The Rahbani Brothers, which also had his brother Mansour Rahbani, previously worked with Near East Radio. He later mostly composed music for his singer wife Nouhad Haddad, better known as Fairuz. The husband-wife duo also appeared in movies such as The Exile.

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Antoun Saadeh
(Lebanese Politician and Founder of the 'Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP)')
Antoun Saadeh
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Birthdate: March 1, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dhour El Choueir, Lebanon
Died: July 8, 1949
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Elia Abu Madi
(Lebanese-American Poet and Part of the 'Mahjar (The Pen League)' Movement)
Elia Abu Madi
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Birthdate: May 15, 1890
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mount Lebanon, Lebanon
Died: November 23, 1957
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Ameen Rihani
(Arab Nationalism Theorist, Writer and a Major Figure of 'Mahjar' Literary Movement)
Ameen Rihani
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Birthdate: November 24, 1876
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Freike, Mount Lebanon, Ottoman Syria
Died: September 13, 1940
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Butrus al-Bustani
(Arabic Scholar, Syria's First Nationalist and Founder of the Bi-Weekly Magazine 'Al-Jinan')
Butrus al-Bustani
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Birthdate: 1819 AD
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Died: May 1, 1883
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May Ziadeh
(A Pioneer of Oriental Feminism in Arab Literary World and Key Figure in the 'Nahda' Movement)
May Ziadeh
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Birthdate: February 11, 1886
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nazareth, Vilayet of Syria
Died: October 17, 1941
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Baha' al-din al-'Amili
(islamic Scholar)
Baha' al-din al-'Amili
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Birthdate: February 18, 1547
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Baalbek, Lebanon
Died: September 1, 1621

Baha' al-din al-'Amili was an Arab Iranian Shia philosopher, Islamic scholar, architect, astronomer, mathematician, and poet who flourished in Safavid Iran during the late 16th and early 17th century. Baha' al-din al-'Amili was one of the first astronomers in the Islamic world to advocate the possibility of the Earth's movement before the outspread of the Copernican theory.

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Mikhail Naimy
(Lebanese Greek Author Famous for His Spiritual Writings 'The Book of Mirdad')
Mikhail Naimy
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Birthdate: October 17, 1889
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Biskinta, Lebanon
Died: February 28, 1988
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Mansour Rahbani
(Lebanese Composer, Musician, and Poet, Who Was Part of the Legendary 'Rahbani Brothers')
Mansour Rahbani
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Birthdate: March 17, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Antelias, Lebanon
Died: January 13, 2009
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Zeina Soufan
(Lebanese Journalist Based in Dubai and Host of 'Money Map' on Dubai TV)
Zeina Soufan
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Birthplace: Sidon, Lebanon
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Mai Ghoussoub
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Birthdate: November 2, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Died: February 17, 2007

Mai Ghoussoub was a Lebanese artist, human rights activist, writer, and publisher. Ghoussoub is credited with co-founding the London-based Saqi publishing house and bookshop. Established in 1979, the bookshop was the first of its kind in London to specialize in Arabic works.

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Juman Malouf
(Lebanese Author, Set Designer and Wife of American Filmmaker Wes Anderson)
Juman Malouf
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Birthdate: 1975 AD
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon