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March 25 in freethought history…

March 25, 1811 – Oxford expells student Percy Bysshe Shelley for authoring and distributing a pamphlet titled “The Necessity of Atheism.” Shelley went on to become one of the most influential poets of the Romantic movement. He died in Italy … Continue reading

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August 4 in freethought history…

August 4, 1792 – English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley is born in Sussex, England. He influenced other writers even during his short life, including his wife Mary Shelley, who wrote Frankenstein. Shelley was kicked out of Oxford in 1811 after he … Continue reading

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July 8 in freethought history…

July 8, 1822 – English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley dies in Lerici, Italy, aged 29. He influenced other writers even during his short life, including his wife Mary Shelley, who wrote Frankenstein. Shelley was kicked out of Oxford in … Continue reading

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