Classics Calendar for June 13

Thoor Ballylee, a Norman tower in County
Galway, Ireland where William Butler Yeats
once lived and worked.

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Fanny Burney (1752; died January 6, 1840) English satirical novelist, diarist, and playwright known especially for novels Evelina, Camilla, and The Wanderer; and the non-fiction Memoirs of Doctor Burney.

William Butler Yeats (1865; died January 28, 1939) Irish poet; tapped into Irish traditions and spiritual explorations; best-known for "The Second Coming"; Nobel Prize in Literature (1923)

Etienne Gilson (1884; died September 19, 1978) French philosopher and historian known for The Spirit of Mediaeval Philosophy; History of Christian Philosophy in the Middle Ages; The Philosophy of St Thomas Aquinas; Heloise and Abelard; Christian Philosophy many more

Dorothy L. Sayers (1893; died December 17, 1957) English crime writer; poet; playwright; essayist; created the character Lord Peter Wimsey

Died on this day:

Miyamoto Musashi (1645; born Unknown Date, 1584) Japanese ronin (masterless samurai); Go Rin no Sho (The Book of Five Rings)

Dazai Osamu (1948; born June 19, 1909) Japanese novelist and short story writer; Shayo (The Setting Sun); No Longer Human (Ningen Shikkaku)

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