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2011-01-24
January 24: Roman Emperor Hadrian

Schiller called him "the Empire's first servant." A poem, written shortly before his death, expresses Hadrian's religious skepticism.

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Ronald Bruce Meyer

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August 27: Confucius

Confucius (551 BCE) It was on this date, August 27, 551 BCE, by tradition, that the Chinese teacher and philosopher K'ung fu-tzu (孔子 Pinyin Kǒng Zǐ), known popularly by his Latinized name, Confucius, was born in the state of Lu. Though fatherless from the age of three, Confucius nevertheless acquired a good education and married […]



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