Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal-Duke of Richelieu and of Fronsac was among the most important figures in creating a centralised state in France; this is the celebrated triple portrait by Philippe de Champaigne
Today is the birthday of Samuel Rogers, born in 1763. He was an English poet, best remembered as a witty conversationalist and as a friend of greater poets. Rogers attained eminence with the publication of his popular discursive poem The Pleasures of Memory. On his father’s death he inherited a banking firm. More information about Rogers and his poems on Poemhunter: http://www.poemhunter.com/samuel-rogers/ Happy Birthday Samuel Rogers!
Today is the birthday of Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, born in He was a German poet. His best known work is his epic poem Der Messias (“The Messiah”). His service to German literature was to open it up to exploration outside of French models.
Appunti sul filosofo Giambattista Vico Fin dai suoi primi scritti, Vico cerca di mettere in luce quelli che a suo parere sono i limiti del metodo elaborato da Cartesio. Infatti, se applicato in maniere esclusiva, questo bloccherebbe ogni possibilità di sviluppo per le scienze morali (storia, diritto, politica). Alla ragione, alla critic #filosofia #giambattistavico #ragione