Classics Calendar for November 12

One of about 28 full size bronze
castings of Auguste Rodin's The Thinker;
this one's at the Musée Rodin in Paris.

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651; died April 17, 1695) Mexican nun under colonial Spain who wrote poetry and dramas

Alexander Borodin (1833; died February 27, 1887) Russian composer; symphonies; Polovtzian Dances; In the Steppes of Central Asia; opera Prince Igor

Auguste Rodin (1840; died November 17, 1917) French sculptor; The Age of Bronze; The Walking Man; The Burghers of Calais; The Kiss; The Thinker

Died on this day:

Jean de Crèvecoeur (1813; born December 31, 1735) French-American author; Letters from an American Farmer

Enchi Fumiko (1986; born October 2, 1905) Japanese playwright and novelist who wrote Onna Zaka (The Waiting Years); Onna Men (Masks)

Bonus Classic:

Shi Nai'an (1296-1372) Chinese writer; Water Margin (Shuihu Zhuan), one of the "Four Great Classical Novels"

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