Classics Calendar for January 23

From an 1884 edition of Stendhal's The Red and the Black

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Stendhal (1783; died March 23, 1842) French novelist; Le Rouge et le Noir (The Red and the Black); La Chartreuse de Parme (The Charterhouse of Parma)

Edouard Manet (1832; died April 30, 1883) French painter; Luncheon on the Grass; Olympia; A Bar at the Folies-Bergère; Young Flautist or The Fifer

Derek Walcott (1930; died March 17, 2017) Saint Lucian poet and playwright known for epic poem Omeros and play Dream on Monkey Mountain

Died on this day:

Giambattista Vico (1744; born June 23, 1668) Italian philosopher; Scienza Nuova (New Science)

Thomas Love Peacock (1866; born October 18, 1785) English novelist and poet who wrote Nightmare Abbey; Maid Marian; Crotchet Castle; Headlong Hall; The Misfortunes of Elphin; also, satirical verse

Charles Kingsley (1875; born June 12, 1819) English novelist, cleric and professor; novels including Hypatia; Westward Ho!; The Water-Babies

Edvard Munch (1944; born December 12, 1863) Norwegian painter; The Scream; Madonna; The Sick Child

Salvador Dali (1989; born May 11, 1904) Spanish painter; Persistence of Memory, The Crucifixion

Bonus Classic:

Valmiki (from 5th to 1st centuries) Indian epic poet supposed to have written Ramayana

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