(1901 – 1979 AD = 1319 – 1399 AH)
Edward ibn Khalil ibn Milhem Al-Bustani was a Lebanese jurist, poet, translator and journalist from Deir Al-Qamar, Lebanon. He received his education from the School of Aintoura and continued his higher studies at the Institute of Law in Beirut. He was able to become a translator at the Official Translations and Publications Department due to his proficient knowledge of both Arabic and French, then moving on to become the head of the Cabinet Office. His articles and research were published in many magazines and newspapers. Among his remnants are “The Grave and The Hope” (novel), “The Translation’s Curricula,” “Adjudications” (with the help of Khalil Taqieddin), “Foreign Studies in the History of Lebanon,” “3 Years in Egypt and the Levant,” “The Golden Book of the Armies of the Levant” (translation) and an unprinted collection of poems.