Classics Calendar for June 6

Illustration from a facsimile version of
C. G. Jung's manuscript, The Red Book: Liber Novus

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Pierre Corneille (1684; born June 6, 1606) French playwright ranked with Molière and Racine. Remembered especially for The Cid; Polyeucte; Nicomède; Horace; Cinna; and Rodogune

Alexander Pushkin (1799; died February 10, 1837) Russian poet, playwright, and novelist; Eugene Onegin; The Captain's Daughter; Boris Godunov; Ruslan and Ludmila

Thomas Mann (1875; died August 12, 1955) German novelist, short story writer, essayist; Buddenbrooks; The Magic Mountain; Death in Venice; Joseph and His Brothers; Doctor Faustus; Nobel Prize in Literature (1929)

Died on this day:

Carl Gustav Jung (1961; born July 26, 1875) German-speaking Swiss psychiatrist; Psychology of the Unconscious; Symbols of Transformation; Man and His Symbols; Memories, Dreams, Reflections; Seven Sermons to the Dead; Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious

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