His novella “The Eward of Virtue” included a description of the Last Supper for which Strindberg was charged with blasphemy. He was acquitted in spite of some passages that were virulently anti-Christian.
Benedict (Baruch) Spinoza (1632) It was on this date, November 24, 1632, that Portuguese-Jewish philosopher Baruch Spinoza was born in Amsterdam to a family settled in Holland. The family were Portuguese crypto-Jews — that is, Jews forcibly converted to Christianity while secretly remaining Jewish. Spinoza was a bright student in the Talmud Torah school and […]