Classics Calendar for November 13

An illustration for Robert Louis
Stevenson's Treasure Island by N.C. Wyeth

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Augustine (354; died August 28, 430) Roman Christian theologian and Church Father; Confessions of St. Augustine; City of God

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850; died December 3, 1894) Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer; Treasure Island; A Child's Garden of Verses; Kidnapped; Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Died on this day:

Arthur Hugh Clough (1861; born January 1, 1819) English poet; the short poems "Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth"; "Through a Glass Darkly"; and "The Latest Decalogue"

Gioacchino Rossini (1868; born February 29, 1792) Italian composer; Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville); La Cenerentola (Cinderella); Guillaume Tell (William Tell); Otello (Othello)

Camille Pissarro (1903; born July 10, 1830) Danish-French painter; Boulevard Montmartre cityscape series; Boulevard des Italians, Morning, Sunlight; Bather in the Woods

Francis Thompson (1907; born December 16, 1859) English poet; "The Hound of Heaven"

Bonus Classic:

Petronius (c. 27-66) Roman satirical novelist: The Satyricon

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