Classics Calendar for July 15

Scene from Act 3 of the original Moscow Art Theatre
production of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606; died October 4, 1669) Dutch painter whose paintings include The Bridal Couple; The Night Watch

Iris Murdoch (1919; died February 8, 1999) English novelist and philosopher; Under the Net; The Black Prince; The Sea, the Sea

Died on this day:

Bonaventure (1274; born Unknown Date, 1221) Italian Franciscan theologian and philosopher; Life of St. Francis; commentaries and works on spiritual direction

Gottfried Keller (1890; born July 19, 1819) Swiss poet and novelist who wrote (in German) Green Henry and The Banner of the Upright Seven

Anton Chekhov (1904; born January 29, 1860) Russian playwright and short story writer,; Uncle Vanya; The Cherry Orchard; Three Sisters; "The Darling"

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