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What Happened on June 2, 1740

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Person of interestMarquis de Sade

Marquis de Sade, French philosopher and writer (Justine). The words sadism and sadist are derived from his name., born in Paris, France (d/ 1814)

Philosopher and Writer Marquis de Sade
Philosopher and Writer
Marquis de Sade

1740 Highlights

About June 2, 1740

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 279 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Gemini