Classics Calendar for September 29

Caravaggio's Amor Vincet Omnia (Love Conquers
) features a disturbingly realistic Cupid

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Miguel de Cervantes (1547; died April 22, 1616) Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright; The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha

Caravaggio (1571; died July 18, 1610) Italian painter; The Fortune Teller; Amor Vincet Omnia; St. Jerome Writing; Supper at Emmaus; The Beheading of St. John the Baptist

Died on this day:

Emile Zola (1902; born April 2, 1840) French novelist, playwright, and journalist who wrote the twenty novels of the cycle called Les Rougon-Macquart; Therese Raquin

Winslow Homer (1910; born February 24, 1836) American painter; A Visit from the Old Mistress; Breezing Up; Eight Bells; The Gulf Stream; The Fox Hunt; Right and Left; Marine Coast; High Cliff

Carson McCullers (1967; born February 19, 1917) American novelist, short story writer, playwright, essayist, and poet who wrote The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter; The Ballad of the Sad Café; The Member of the Wedding

W.H. Auden (1973; born February 21, 1907) English-American poet who wrote The Age of Anxiety; "Funeral Blues"; "September 1, 1939"; "The Shield of Achilles"; "For the Time Being"; "Horae Canonicae"; Pulitzer Prize in Poetry (1947)

Endo Shusaku (1996; born March 27, 1923) Japanese author who wrote Chinmoku (Silence)

Bonus Classic:

Aristophanes (c. 446-c. 386 BCE) Greek comic playwright; 11. Lysistrata, The Clouds, The Birds

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