(1885 – 1964 AD = 1303 – 1384 AH)
Adib Michael Lahhoud was a Maronite Lebanese author, teacher, poet, writer and theatrical artist. He was born in Amsheet near Byblos (Jubayl) and received his elementary education at Al-Hikma School (School of Wisdom) in Beirut. He worked in theater as a script writer and actor. He later became headmaster of Al-Hikma School and worked as a teacher in other schools. He assisted in the editing of “Al-Hikma” newspaper. He was the founder and the president of the National Institution in Amsheet. Among his remnants are “The French Reading Degrees” (in three parts), “Arab Civilization in Jahiliyyah and in Islam,” “Lebanese Morals and Mores,” “The Amsheet Pedigree, From the 17th Generation until Today,” “Withered Lily,” “Lebanon on Stage” (a play about WWI in Lebanon), “The Great Martyr Barbara” (play), “The Lost Girl” (play), “Belle of Andalusia” (play), “Alia Francis of Marjeyoun” (play) and “The Two Lawyers” (TV show).