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2011-06-28
June 28: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"The Supreme Being is best displayed by the fixed and unalterable order of nature." Rousseau was expelled from Geneva for "irreligion."

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August 3: Étienne Dolet

Étienne Dolet (1509) It was on this date, August 3, 1546, that the French scholar and printer of books critical of religion, Étienne Dolet, was burned alive for his opinions. Dolet was born in Orléans in 1509, possibly also on 3 August, and possibly into a family of wealth and rank. Dolet studied in Paris […]



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