Classics Calendar for August 26

Christopher Isherwood famously collaborated
with the Vedanta Society's Swami Prabhavananda
(shown) on a translation of the Bhagavad Gita.

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Antoine Lavoisier (1743; died May 8, 1794) French chemist known as "The father of modern chemistry"; wrote Elements of Chemistry

Guillaume Apollinaire (1880; died November 9, 1918) French author and poet who wrote Calligrammes

Christopher Isherwood (1904; died January 4, 1986) British/American novelist who also cooperated with Swami Prabhavananda on Indian religious texts

Julio Cortázar (1914; died February 12, 1984) Argentine novelist, short story writer, and essayist known for Hopscotch; All Fires the Fire; Blow-up and Other Stories

Died on this day:

Wei Yuan (1856; born April 23, 1794) Chinese scholar; Haiguo Tuzhi (Illustrated Treatise on the Maritime Kingdoms)

William James (1910; born January 11, 1842) American philosopher and psychologist known for The Principles of Psychology, The Varieties of Religious Experience

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