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Artistic Memories 29 June: Franzisca Bernadina Wilhelmina Elisabeth Ney

Artist: Franzisca Bernadina Wilhelmina Elisabeth Ney

Dates: 26 January 1833 – 29 June 1907

Nationality: German

Title of Piece: Sam Houston

Brief Biography: Ney went on a week-long hunger-strike when her parents opposed her becoming a sculptor.

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Artistic Memories 25 June: Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Artist: Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Dates: 8 January 1836 – 25 June 1912

Nationality: Dutch

Title of Piece: Sappho and Alcaeus

Brief Biography: Although Dutch Alma-Tadema had British denizenship.

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Classical Memories 21 June: Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov

Composer: Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov

Dates: 18 March 1844 – 21 June 1908

Nationality: Russian

Title of Piece: Symphony No.3 in C-major

Brief Biography: Rimsky-Korsakov was a composer and a member of The Five. 27 more words

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Literary Memories 9 June: Charles John Huffam Dickens

Author: Charles John Huffam Dickens

Dates: 7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870

Nationality: English

Title of Book: Nicholas Nickleby

There once lived, in a sequestered part of the county of Devonshire, one Mr Godfrey Nickleby: a worthy gentleman, who, taking it into his head rather late in life that he must get married, and not being young enough or rich enough to aspire to the hand of a lady of fortune, had wedded an old flame out of mere attachment, who in her turn had taken him for the same reason.

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Literary Memories 7 June: Edward Morgan Forster

Author: Edward Morgan Forster

Dates: 1 January 1879 – 7 June 1970

Nationality: English

Title of Book: Howards End

One may as well begin with Helen’s letters to her sister.

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Parnassian Moments 2 June: Victoria Mary Sackville-West (Vita)

Poet: Victoria Mary Sackville-West (Vita)

Dates: 9 March 1892 – 2 June 1962

Nationality: English

Title of Poem: Mariana In The North

All her youth is gone, her beautiful youth outworn,

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Classical Memories 29 May: Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev

Composer: Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev

Dates: 2 January 1837 – 29 May 1910

Nationality: Russian

Title of Piece: Symphonic Poem “Russia”

Brief Biography: As a boy Balakirev lived with Oulibichev, where he wrote the biography of Mozart. 32 more words

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