Jean-Jaques Rousseau - 28 June
300th anniversary of the birth of influential Swiss-French philosopher, whose political philosophy inspired the French Revolution.
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JM Barrie – 19 June
75th anniversary of the death of Scottish dramatist and novelist who created ‘Peter Pan’. This was the result of his meeting the Llewelyn Davies family whose five sons inspired him in writing about a baby boy who had magical adventures in Kensington Gardens.
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