Khalil Gibran (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) was a Lebanese-American philosophical essayist, novelist, poet and artist. He immigrated with his parents to Boston from Lebanon in 1895, and later settled in New York City. His works, written in both Arabic and English, are full of lyrical outpourings and express his deeply religious and mystical nature. The Prophet (1923), a book of poetic essays, achieved cult status among American youth for several generations. He died in New York City on April 10, 1931. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Laozi.