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Khalil Gibran (1883–1931) was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer who published works in both Arabic and English. He is best known for his 1923 book The Prophet, a series of philosophical essays written in English and translated into more than twenty languages. Gibran died in New York City on April 10, 1931, of cirrhosis of the liver and tuberculosis. He is buried in Lebanon, according to his wishes.