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Birthdays occurring on April, 15


1452 Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452
Italian draftsman, painter, sculptor, architect and engineer whose genius epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. 1452-1519
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
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1469 Guru Nanak was born on April 15, 1469
Indian spiritual leader, 1469-1539
Through True Love, she merges with Him. She who does not know her Husband Lord, the Architect of karma, is deluded by falsehood she herself is false.
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1814 John Lothrop Motley was born on April 15, 1814
American diplomat and historian. 1814-1877
Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries
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1817 Benjamin Jowett was born on April 15, 1817
British classical scholar, 1817-1893
Young men make great mistakes in life; for one thing, they idealize love too much.
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Deaths occurring on April, 15

1832 Wilhelm Busch was born on April 15, 1832
German painter and poet, 1832-1908
Becoming a father is easy enough, but being one can be very rough
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1983 Corrie Ten Boom died on April 15, 1983
Dutch watchmaker, writer and evangelist. She and her family helped many Jews escape during WWII and were improsoned because of it. 1892-1983
Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.
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1984 Alexander Trocchi died on April 15, 1984
All great art, and today all great artlessness, must appear extreme to the mass of men, as we know them today. It springs from the anguish of great souls. From the souls of men not formed, but deformed in factories whose inspiration is pelf.
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1984 William Empson died on April 15, 1984
British poet and critic known for his immense influence on 20th-century literary criticism and for his rational, metaphysical poetry. 1906-1984
. . . life involves maintaining oneself between contradictions that can't be solved by analysis.
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1986 Jean Genet died on April 15, 1986
French criminal turned novelist and dramatist. Leading figure in the avant garde theatre, especially the Theatre of the Absurd. 1910-1986
I'm homosexual... How and why are idle questions. It's a little like wanting to know why my eyes are green.
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1990 Greta Garbo died on April 15, 1990
Swedish actress and Hollywood star, 1905-1990
Is there anything better than to be longing for something, when you know it is within reach?
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