Classics Calendar for March 15

The Buddhist temple at Borobudur, Indonesia,
has reliefs illustrating scenes from the
Lalitavistara Sūtra, a "Life of the Buddha."

Here are today's milestones:



Born on this day:

Cesare Beccaria (1738; died November 28, 1794) Italian philosopher; On Crimes and Punishments



Died on this day:

Eusebio Kino (1711; born August 10, 1645) Italian Jesuit missionary; Spain in the West: Kino's Historical Memoir of Pimería Alta



H. P. Lovecraft (1937; born August 20, 1890) American author of science fiction; "The Call of Cthulhu"; The Shadow Out of Time; At the Mountains of Madness



Bonus Classic:

The Lalitavistara Sutra (3rd century) Indian Buddhist text, a "life" of the Buddha; the name means "Detailed Narration of the Sport [or Play]" of the Buddha



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