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..... ....«Sarah From Hardine» the first Woman hermit mentioned in Lebanon (1199).
-Moukaddam Benjamin: One of the maronite heroes in battles defending Batroun and Byblos (13th C.)
-Priest Ibrahim ben Gerges ( 16th C.) and father Antonios Kassab ( 19th C.) both well Known Copyists.
-The monk Jacob Sarkis the supervisor in the maronite School in Rome when it was first established (1583).
-Patriarch David-John (1367-1404), the fourth to sit on the Patriarchal chair in the monastery of St Sergios al Karn.
-Three Syriac bishops from Hardine: Servios Issa, Abrahim Hdayban and Gerges Dagher (15th-16th C.).
-Check «Bou Dagher» (17th c.) who encouraged the Maronite Families to Own lands in Hardine. -A large number of monks, the most famous St. Hardini (1808-1858), St Charbel's tutor.
-Eleven of Hardini's finest young men drowned in the tragedy of Titanic (1912). Reference: Dr. Bassil, Rafik, «Hardine»: Archeological, Historical, economical and social research P.H.D. in History, USEK, Faculty of Humanities 1997..... ....
N. 2385 of 17/1/1924 as amended by law N. 76 of 3/4/1999 ( articles 2, 5, 15,
49 and 85 ) lays down as follows:
The author of a literary or artistic work, by the very fact of authorship, has absolute right of ownership over the work, without obligation of recourse to formal procedures . The author will himself enjoy the benefit of exploitation of his work, and he possesses exclusive rights of publication and of the reproduction under any form whatsoever. Whether the work in question comes under the public domain or not those persons will be liable to imprisonment for a period of one to three years and to fine of between five and fifty million Lebanese pounds, or to either one of these penalties, who
1-will have appended or caused to be appended a usurped name on a literary or artistic work;
2-will have fraudulently imitated the signature or trademark adopted by an author, with a view to deceiving the buyer;
3-will have counterfeited a literary or artistic work;
4-or will have knowingly sold, received, or put on sale or into circulation a work which is counterfeit or signed with a forged signature.
The punishment will be increased in the event of repetition.