Classics Calendar for September 8

Gustave Doré's Ruggiero Rescuing Angelica in a
scene from Orlando Furioso by Ludovico Ariosto

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Ludovico Ariosto (1474; died July 6, 1533) Italian poet known for Orlando Furioso

Frédéric Mistral (1830; died March 25, 1914) French writer and lexicographer of the Occitan language. Epic Prvencal poem Mirèio (Mireille). Nobel Prize in Literature (1904).

Joaquin Miller (1837; died February 17, 1913) American poet known for Songs of the Sierras

Antonin Dvorak (1841; died May 1, 1904) Czech composer known for the New World Symphony; Slavonic Dance No. 2

Died on this day:

Hermann von Helmholtz (1894; born August 31, 1821) German scientist known for several branches of science, as well as philosophy of science;

Richard Strauss (1949; born June 11, 1864) German composer known for operas Der Rosenkavalier; Elektra; and Salome; tone poems Don Juan; Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks; and Also Sprach Zarathustra

Bonus Classic:

Homer (c. 850 earliest) Greek epic poet; The Iliad; The Odyssey

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