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1924 AD – Zbigniew Herbert, born on the 29th of October in Lvov, in Ukraine (formerly Lvov, Poland). He was an influential Polish poet, essayist and moralist. A member of the Polish resistance movement during World War II, he is one of the best known and most translated post-war Polish writers.   1956 AD – ..

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1919 – He was born on the 20th day of May this year in Kielce, Poland into a Jewish family. He is best known for writing a personal account of life in the Soviet gulag – A World Apart.   1939 – During the fall of this year, he co-founded an underground resistance organization "Polska ..

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1778 – William Hazlitt, born on the 10th of April in Maidstone, Kent, England. He was an English writer remembered for his humanistic essays and literary criticism, often esteemed the greatest English literary critic after Samuel Johnson. 1783 – He migrated with his family to America. 1786 – 1787 – Returned to England, and settled ..

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  1883 – He was born on January 6 this year in Bsharri, Lebanon.   1898 – A publisher used some of Gibran’s drawings for book covers.   1904 – He held his first art exhibition in 1904 in Boston. During this exhibition, he met Mary Elizabeth Haskell, a respected headmistress ten years his senior. ..

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1880 – John Frederick Freeman, born on the 29th of January in London, England. He was an English poet and essayist, who gave up a successful career in insurance to write full time. 1893 – He started as an office boy aged 13. 1907 – He was a close friend of Walter de la Mare, ..

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1803 – He was born on the 25th of May this year in Boston, Massachusetts. As a child, he experienced illness, poverty, and the death of a parent.   1812 – He was subsequently sent to the Boston Latin School in 1812 at the age of nine.   1817 – At fourteen Emerson went to ..

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