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Oct 19

October 19: Sir Thomas Browne

Thomas Browne

Sir Thomas Browne (1605) It was on this date, October 19, 1605, that British writer Sir Thomas Browne was born in London, the son of a prosperous silk merchant who died when Thomas was eight. Browne nevertheless studied at Pembroke College, Oxford, where he took his B.A. in 1626 and his M.A. three years later. …

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Feb 06

February 7: Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Wrote biographer John Forster, who knew Dickens, “He had rejected the Church of England and detested the influence of its bishops in English politics.”

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Jan 30

January 30: Walter Savage Landor

Walter Savage Landor

Landor was a theist with a strong disdain of Christianity. “Every sect is a moral check on its neighbour.” He said, “Competition is as wholesome in religion as in commerce.”

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