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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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Oct 19

October 19: Leigh Hunt

Leigh Hunt

Leigh Hunt (1784) It was on this date, October 19, 1784, that English writer James Leigh Hunt was born in Southgate, Middlesex. His father was a clergyman, but got into financial difficulties and ended up in a debtor’s prison, leaving Leigh Hunt in the care of his mother. Early on, Hunt developed a twin passion …

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Jul 18

July 18: William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray

Like John Ruskin and Tennyson, he was a Rationalist, but he did not go out of his way to criticize religion.

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