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January 15: Molière (1622)

It was on this date, January 15, 1622, that French poet and playwright Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, who became famous under the pen name Molière, was baptized in Paris where he was born. The son of an upholsterer who was valet to the King, his initial education was with the Jesuits at the Collège de Clermont…

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Originally published January 2003 by Ronald Bruce Meyer.

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May 23: Dante Alighieri

This "great Catholic poet" – you might as well call him the only great Catholic poet – rejected or ignored much of the theology of his church.



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