From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Art and culture
- 1493 - Great fire in Moscow.
- 1794 - Maximilien Robespierre is guillotined in front of a cheering crowd, for sending thousands of others to a similar fate during the French Revolution.
- 1814 - Percy Shelley and Mary Godwin (Mary Shelley) elope.
- 1957 - Founding of the Situationist International
- 1804 - Ludwig Feuerbach, German philosopher (d. 1872)
- 1887 - Marcel Duchamp, French painter (d. 1968)
- 1902 - Karl Popper, Austrian-born philosopher (d. 1994)
- 1909 – Malcolm Lowry, English novelist (d. 1957)
- 1938 - Robert Hughes, Austrialian writer and art critic (d. 2012)
- 1655 - Cyrano de Bergerac, French poet (b. 1619)
- 1741 - Antonio Vivaldi, Italian composer (b. 1678)
- 1750 - Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (b. 1685)
- 1794 - Maximilien Robespierre, French Revolutionary leader (b. 1758)
- 1842 - Clemens Brentano, German poet (b. 1778)
- 1965 - Edogawa Rampo, Japanese author (b. 1894)
- 2007 - Isidore Isou, Romanian-born French poet, film critic and visual artist (b. 1925)