History Schmistory: May 25. Another one Bede’s the Dust

735: The Venerable Bede kicks the venerable bucket. A monk, scholar, teacher, and Doctor of the Church, Bede (also spelled Baeda or Beda) was the first English historian and is most well known for his extensive Ecclesiastical History of England, which would later serve as a major source for the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. His work had a significant influence on English and European scholarship.

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Of a Renaissance patron of the arts.

Ludicrous Latin: Noli habere bovis, vir.

Don’t have a cow, man!

History Schmistory: May 24. You say you want a revolution!

1543: Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish astronomer who first posited that the earth revolves around the sun, goes to the great constellation in the sky, aged 70.
He was a mathematician, astronomer, physician, quadrilingual polyglot, classical scholar, translator, artist, Catholic cleric, jurist, governor, military leader, diplomat and economist. His Linkedin account only listed the first five.

Paris in the 60s. Mon Dieux!

History Schmistory: May 23. Hot Time in the Old Town.

1498: Girolamo Savonarola, Florentine priest, burnt at stake.

Ludicrous Latin: Ne auderis delere orbem rigidum meum!

Don’t you dare erase my hard disk!

Ludicrous Latin: Prahende uxorem meam, sis!

Take my wife, please!

On the Set: Marco on the Street

Marco meets a lady in green. Wanna see more Marco on the street? Go here!

History Schmistory: May 20. A Bunch of Nicea Guys.

325: The Council of Nicea begins. Constantine opens it with a joke, ends it with a Creed.

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