George, or Jurji, bin Antonios bin Girges bin Michali Yanni was an author, translator, historian, journalist and member of the Arab Academy in Damascus. Born in Tripoli, he published his articles in Al-Jinan (The Gardens) and participated in publishing Al-Mabaheth (Sections) magazine in Tripoli in 1908. He published several articles in many renowned Arabic newspapers, the oldest of which are said to have been published in Syria and Egypt. A notorious bibliophile, Yanni was a known book collector and translated several of them, including The History of Modern Urbanization, The History of the Franco-Prussian War or French-German War, The History of Syria, The Wonders of the Sea and its Mercantile Tonnage, The History of Alexander II of Russia, and The Lady with the White Ribbon.
Yasmeen Serhan 2015-07-20T11:46:58+00:00