Classics Calendar for February 16

Mont Saint-Michel, which features in one
of the foremost works of Henry Adams

Here are today's milestones:

Born this on day:

Francis Galton (1822; died January 17, 1911) English polymath; "The Classification of Human Ability" from Hereditary Genius

Henry Adams (1838; died March 27, 1918) American historian descended from two U.S. Presidents; The Education of Henry Adams; The History of the USA of America 1801–1817; "Mont Saint-Michel and Chartres"; Pulitzer Prize (1919)

Bonus Classic:

Haoqiu Zhuan (possibly published 1683) a caizi jiaren or "Scholar/Beauty" novel about the love between a scholar and a beautiful girl--both of good family--a popular genre in the late Ming and early Qing Dynasties; attributed to Mingjiao Zhongren (a pseudonym, maybe "Teaching-Name Man" or "Man Named Jiao)

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