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Aug 31

August 31: Théophile Gautier

Théophile Gautier

Théophile Gautier (1811) On this date, August 31, 1811, French poet and journalist Pierre Jules Théophile Gautier was born in Tarbes, in the southwestern region of France. Although he was inclined to paint, he was influenced by Victor Hugo to write poetry and got a job at the Chronique de Paris with help from Honoré …

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Jan 23

January 23: Stendhal

Stendhal

“All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few,” Stendhal said. “The only excuse for God is that there is no such person.”

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