Classics Calendar for July 19

The Ballet Class by Edgar Degas

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Josiah Gregg (1806; died February 25, 1850) American merchant, naturalist, and author; Commerce of the Prairies

Gottfried Keller (1819; died July 15, 1890) Swiss poet and novelist who wrote (in German) Green Henry and The Banner of the Upright Seven

Edgar Degas (1834; died September 27, 1917) French artist; The Ballet Class; The Bellelli Family; Woman with Chrysanthemums; Chanteuse de Café; At the Milliner's

Died on this day:

Petrarch (1374; born July 20, 1304) Italian scholar and poet; Canzoniere (Songbook); Trionfi (Triumphs); Secretum Meum (My Secret Book); De Viris Illustribus (On Famous Men); letters

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