Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - August 21

1160: Peter Lombard, author of the Sentences, dies. (Explore: Four Books of Sentences, Peter Lombard)

1245: Schoolman Alexander of Hales dies

1649: Richard Crashaw dies. (Explore: Richard Crashaw, On the Wounds of Our Crucified Lord, Steps to the Temple, The Poetry of Crashaw)

1831: The Nat Turner Slave Revolt erupts in late August, in Southampton County, Virginia, resulting in the death of 60 whites. (Explore: The Confessions of Nat Turner, Who was Nat Turner?)

1905: Mary Mapes Dodge dies. (Explore: Hans Brinker; or, The Silver Skates, Mary Mapes Dodge)

1932: Melvin Van Peebles is born. (Explore: Melvin Van Peebles)

1972: A. M. Klein dies. (Explore: A(braham) M(oses) Klein)