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Sep 17

September 17: Marquis de Condorcet

Marquis de Condorcet

Marquis de Condorcet (1743) It was on this date, September 17, 1743, that French mathematician and political philosopher Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas Caritat, Marquis de Condorcet, was born in Ribemont, Picardy, France. His father died early, so his mother, a very devout woman, had Condorcet educated at Jesuit Colleges in Reims and at the Collège …

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Feb 26

February 26: Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo

To a census-taker, who asked him in 1872 if he was a Catholic, Hugo replied, “No. A Freethinker.” Hugo predicted that Christianity would soon disappear, but men would still believe in God.

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