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English novelist, biographer, memoirist, historian and short story writer E. F. Benson died in 1940. Benson was a precocious and prolific writer. His first book was Sketches from Marlborough, published while he was a student. He started his novel-writing career with the fashionably controversial Dodo. The Mapp and Lucia series, written relatively late in his career, consists of six novels and two short stories. via @wikipedia

E. F. Benson at PG:
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/812

Title page of Miss Mapp, 1922.

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1496 died Eberhard 'im Bart' (the Bearded), first duke of Württemberg and Teck. He was buried in the collegiate church in Tübingen. @medievodons

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1445 died Nicolaus de Tudeschis, Archbishop of Palermo. He was buried in the cathedral of Palermo. @medievodons

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1216 Geoffrey FitzGeoffrey de Mandeville, 2nd Earl of Essex, died in a torunament. In his Historia Anglorum, Matthew Paris highlighted the death with an inverted coat of arms - and a broken lance. @medievodons

Ms: BL Royal MS 14 C VII f. 97r.

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1321 died Dietrich of Rinteln. His tomb slab in the Kreuzkirche in Hannover is the oldest preserved tomb in the city. @medievodons

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1371 died Gottfried IV, count of Cuyk-Arnsberg. The first picture shows his tomb in Cologne Cathedral. The second picture shows a copy in the St.-Johannes-Kirche Arnsberg-Neheim but offers a better view. @medievodons

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The picture shows a scaffolded recumbent figure

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The Wheel of Fortuna: 1194 Tancred, King of Sicily, died. He was defeated by Emperor Henry VI in the battle for Sicily. This depiction therefore shows Tancred below and Henry on top of the wheel. @medievodons

Ms: Bern, Burgerbibl., Cod 120 II, fol. 146r.

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1389 died Margarete of Ravensberg-Berg. She was buried next to her husband Gerhard I of Jülich-Berg in Altenberg Cathedral. @medievodons

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1455 the Italian painter Fra Angelico died. He was beatified in 1982. His tomb is found in the church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva in Rome. @medievodons

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1491 Pietro of Aragon, a son of Alfonso II of Naples and Ippolita Maria Sforza, died in Naples. He was buried in S. Maria la Nova in Naples. The picture is probably meant to show him at his burial. @medievodons

Ms: Morgan, MS M.801 f. 99r/Wiki. Commons

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Iain M. Banks (1954–2013) was born , 16 Feb—a 🎂 🧵
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“Iain Banks… is a novelist who has his own ‘double’, an author for whom the idea of a split writing persona is emphatically not out of place”

—“Reading Double, Writing Double: The Fiction of Iain (M) Banks” – a 2010 article on Banks’s genre-busting career:

https://www.thebottleimp.org.uk/2010/11/reading-double-writing-double-the-fiction-of-iain-m-banks/

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dailymedievaldeath , to medievodons German
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1390 died Rupert I 'the Red' of the Palatinate. He was buried with his wife Beatrix of Berg in the Neustadt Collegiate Church. The photos show the grave in the state until 1906, when it was opened, and in the present installation. @medievodons

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The tombs in their old state in 1906. His wife Beatrix on the left, Rupert I on the right.
The epitaphs of Ruprecht I and his wife Beatrix von Berg, in the collegiate church at Neustadt/Weinstraße

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1152 died Conrad III, Holy Roman King. He was buried in Bamberg Cathedral. @medievodons

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1450 died John II of Ziegenhain, the last count of Ziegenhein and Nidda. He is commemorated by this tombstone in the monastery church of Haina. @medievodons
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James Leslie Mitchell (1901–1935), better known as Lewis Grassic Gibbon, was born , 13 Feb. Author of SUNSET SONG – & many other titles from to – he is one of the most important writers of the

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https://digital.nls.uk/learning/sunset-song-quines/overview-of-the-novel/biography-of-lewis-grassic-gibbon/

dailymedievaldeath , to medievodons German
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1468 Juana Enríquez, Queen of Aragon, Sardinia and Navarre, died. She was buried next to her husband John II in the Monestir de Santa Maria de Poblet, where today these monuments commemorate them. @medievodons
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100 years ago, a group of New York City concertgoers gathered in midtown Manhattan’s Aeolian Hall for “An Experiment in Modern Music.”
The impresario had commissioned a new work by a 25-year-old Jewish-American upstart named George Gershwin.
“Rhapsody in Blue” is one of the best-known works of the 20th century – but it’s also something of a whitewashed version of Harlem’s vibrant Black scene
https://theconversation.com/george-gershwins-rhapsody-in-blue-is-a-story-of-jazz-race-and-the-fraught-notion-of-americas-melting-pot-213058
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dailymedievaldeath , to medievodons German
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1242 Henry (VII), son of Frederick II and former king of the romans, is said to have committed suicide. However, the story comes as an accusation against his father from the papal camp. @medievodons

Ms.: Bibliothèque de Genève, Ms. fr. 190/2, fol. 170v.

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1250 Jocerand III Gros de Brancion died in the course of the battle of al-Mansura. He was buried in Uxelles, but his effigy is now in Brancion. @medievodons

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1162 Baldwin III of Jerusalem died. @medievodons

Ms.: Lyon, BM, 0828 (0732), f. 224v

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@histodons 10.2.1943

1.150 jüdische Frauen und Männer aus dem Zwangsarbeiterlager Mosty Wielkie (Ukraine) werden im Wald erschossen.

Quelle: Curilla, Ordnungspolizei, S. 776.

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@histodons 10.2.1943

In Sluzk (Belarus) beginnt das Unternehmen "Hornung". Das Landgericht Koblenz nennt 3300 jüdische Opfer, doch die Zahl ist wahrscheinlich zu niedrig.

Quelle: Curilla, Ordnungspolizei, S. 259

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Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Bottle Imp” was first published (in English) , 8 Feb 1891, in the New York Herald. It was originally published in translation as “O le Fagu Aitu” in the missionary magazine O le sulu Samoa (The Samoan Torch)

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dailymedievaldeath , to medievodons German
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1259 died Thomas II, Lord of Piedmont and regent of Savoy 8amongst other titles). He is buried in Aosta Cathedral, where today this tomb remembers him. @medievodons

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1006 St. Albuin died. Since the 11th c. he is considered one of the two patron saints of the Bishopric of Bressanone. Together with the bones of St. Ingeniun, his mortal remains lie today in this coffin in the Cathedral of Bressanone. @medievodons
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