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January 23

Charles Kingsley died, 1875

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Question:

What notoriously violent twelfth century troubadour was the inspiration for Ezra Pound's "Sestina: Altaforte"?

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Bertrans de Born (c.1140-1215). He famously lead a rebellion against the English king Henry II, only to reconcile with him by writing an elegy for Henry's son.

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