Classics Calendar for December 12

Edvard Munch's The Scream

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Gustave Flaubert (1821; died May 8, 1880) French novelist; novel Madame Bovary; stories "A Simple Heart," "Saint Julian the Hospitalier," and "Hérodias"

Edvard Munch (1863; died January 23, 1944) Norwegian painter; The Scream; Madonna; The Sick Child

Died on this day:

Ikkyu (1481; born February 1, 1394) Japanese Zen monk and poet; Crazy Cloud Anthology

Robert Browning (1889; born May 7, 1812) English poet; "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came"; Fra Lippo Lippi; "Andrea Del Sarto"; "My Last Duchess"; "The Pied Piper of Hamelin"

Bonus Classic:

Kong Shangren (1648-1718) Chinese playwright; Taohua Shan (The Peach Blossom Fan), one of the "Four Great Classical Dramas"

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