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Events in History

  • Jun 22 King Frederik II of Prussia ends torture & guarantees religion & freedom of the press

Birthdays in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 2 Marquis de Sade, French philosopher and writer (Justine). The words sadism and sadist are derived from his name., born in Paris, France

Philosopher and Writer Marquis de Sade
Philosopher and Writer
Marquis de Sade
  • Jun 18 Karel van Poucke, Flemish sculptor
  • Jun 21 Hendrik van Wijn, Dutch archivist (Algemeen Rijksarchief)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 1 Samuel Werenfels, Swiss theologian (b. 1657)
  • Jun 6 Alexander Spotswood, British governor of Virginia Colony
  • Jun 17 Sir William Wyndham, English politician (b. 1687)