Classics Calendar for May 30

The Three Graces by Peter Paul Rubens

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Mikhail Bakunin (1814; died July 1, 1876) Russian anarchist; God and the State; Statism and Anarchy

Died on this day:

Christopher Marlowe (1593; born February 6, 1564) English playwright and poet; Dr. Faustus; Edward the Second; Hero and Leander

Peter Paul Rubens (1640; born June 28, 1577) Flemish painter; Samson and Delilah; The Descent from the Cross; The Assumption of the Virgin Mary; The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus; Massacre of the Innocents; Horror of War; Susanna and the Elders; The Three Graces; hundreds more

Alexander Pope (1744; born May 21, 1688) English poet and man of letters; An Essay on Criticism; The Rape of the Lock; The Dunciad; An Essay on Man

Voltaire (1778; born November 21, 1694) French philosopher and satirist; Candide; Lettres Philosophiques (Letters Concerning the English Nation); Micromégas; Zadig; Songe de Platon (Plato's Dream)

Boris Pasternak (1960; born February 10, 1890) Russian poet and novelist; My Sister; Life; The Second Birth; Doctor Zhivago; Nobel Prize in Literature (1958)

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