Classics Calendar for June 21

Scene from the 1944 first performance of
Jean-Paul Sartre's Huis Clos (No Exit)

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Reinhold Niebuhr (1892; died June 1, 1971) American theologian; Moral Man and Immoral Society; The Nature and Destiny of Man

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905; died April 15, 1980) French philosopher, playwright, novelist, and critic; Nausea; Huis Clos (No Exit); L'Être et le Néant (Being and Nothingness); L'existentialisme est un humanisme (Existentialism is a Humanism)

Died on this day:

Niccolo Machiavelli (1527; born May 3, 1469) Italian philosopher; Il Principe (The Prince); Discorsi sopra la prima deca di Tito Livio (Discourses on Livy)

John Skelton (1529; born Unknown Date, 1460) English poet; numerous short works, often satirical

John Smith (1631; born January 1580) English soldier, explorer, and settler of Jamestown; wrote The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1908; born March 18, 1844) Russian composer; Capriccio Espagnol; Scheherazade; "Flight of the Bumblebee"

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