Classics Calendar for September 5

Fritz Leiber's characters "Fafhrd"
and "the Gray Mouser" make their
first DC Comics appearance

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Arthur Koestler (1905; died March 1, 1983) Hungarian-British author best known for his novel Darkness at Noon

Tommaso Campanella (1568; died May 21, 1639) Italian philosopher and poet known for his heterodox views, and the utopian novel La città del Sole (The City of the Sun)

Died on this day:

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (1803; born October 18, 1741) French novelist, best known for writing the epistolary novel Dangerous Liaisons

Fritz Leiber (1992; born December 24, 1910) American fantasy and science fiction writer, most famous for stories starring his characters Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser

Bonus Classic:

The Vedas (after 1700 BCE for the oldest), four foundational religious texts from Ancient India written in Vedic Sanskrit being the Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda, and Atharvaveda.

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