Classics Calendar for February 4

"Gargantua's Childhood" by Gustave Doré, from
a project illustrating the works of Francois Rabelais

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Francois Rabelais (1494; died April 9, 1553) French writer; Gargantua and Pantagruel, especially Book I: The Abbey of Theleme

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906; died April 9, 1945) German pastor and theologian; The Cost of Discipleship; Letters and Papers from Prison

Born AND Died on this day:

Betty Friedan (born 1921; died 2006) American writer; The Feminine Mystique

Bonus Classic:

Baogong An (1594) "The Cases of Judge Bao," Chinese detective stories from the Yuan Dynasty

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