Classics Calendar for December 27

Johannes Kepler's Platonic solid model of
the solar system, from his Mysterium
(The Cosmographic Mystery)

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Johannes Kepler (1571; died November 15, 1630) German astronomer; Astronomia Nova (New Astronomy); Harmonices Mundi (The Harmony of the World); Epitome Astronomiae Copernicanae (Epitome of Copernican Astronomy)

Louis Pasteur (1822; died September 28, 1895) French chemist and microbiologist who wrote Germ Theory and Its Applications to Medicine

Juan Felipe Herrera (1948) American poet; Calling the Doves / Canto a Las Palomas; CrashBoomLove: A Novel in Verse; Grandma & Me at the Flea / Los Meros Meros Remateros; Super Cilantro Girl / La Superniña del Cilantro; Poet Laureate of the USA (2015 - )

Died on this day:

Pierre de Ronsard (1585; born September 11, 1524) French poet known for Les Odes; Les Amours; Sonnets pour Hélène; Discours

Charles Lamb (1834; born February 10, 1775) English author; Essays of Elia; Tales from Shakespeare; The Adventures of Ulysses

Hoagy Carmichael (1981; born November 22, 1899) American composer; "Stardust"; "Georgia on My Mind"; "The Nearness of You"; "Heart and Soul"

Bonus Classic:

Aucassin and Nicolette (12th or 13th century) French romance story of the love between a French (Christian) count and a "Saracen" (Muslim) maiden

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