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A secular equivalent to the Catholic calendar of saints

(secular saints selected by piero scaruffi)

Jun 1
Norman Foster: tribute

(Why? History of Architecture)
Dante Alighieri: tribute

(Why? Best poetry of all times)
Also:
Sadi Carnot (History of Knowledge)
Jun 2
Thomas Hardy: tribute

(Why? Best novels in English)
Achilles Rizzoli: tribute

(Why? Art and Culture in the 20th Century)
Jun 3
Alain Resnais: tribute

(Why? Best films of the 1960s)
Also:
Allen Ginsberg (Art and Culture in the 20th Century)
Curtis Mayfield (History of Soul Music)
Jun 4
Anthony Braxton: tribute

(Why? Best jazz albums of all times)
Jun 5
Federico Garcia Lorca: tribute

(Why? Best Poetry of all Times)
Also:
Adam Smith (History of Knowledge),
John Maynard Keynes (History of Knowledge)
Laurie Anderson (20th Century Classical Music)
Jun 6
Thomas Mann: tribute

(Why? Best novels)
Also:
Aleksandr Pushkin (Best Russian Novels),
Diego Velasquez (Greatest art of all times)
Jun 7
Paul Gaugin: tribute

(Why? Greatest art of all times)
Also:
Karl Lashley (History of Knowledge),
Tina Brooks (Best Jazz of the 1960s)
Jun 8
Francis Crick: tribute

(Why? History of Knowledge)
Frank Lloyd Wright: tribute

(Why? History of Architecture)
Also:
Tim Berners-Lee (History of Computing)
Jun 9
Pierre Duhem: tribute

(Why? History of Knowledge)
Also:
Skip James (History of Blues Music)
Jun 10
Saul Bellow: tribute

(Why? Best novels of the 20th century)
Also:
Howlin' Wolf (History of Blues Music),
Wilson Edward Osborne (History of Knowledge)
Jun 11
Richard Strauss: tribute

(Why? Best of Classical Music)
Jun 12
Chick Corea: tribute

(Why? Best Jazz of the 1970s))
Also:
Egon Schiele (Art and Culture in the 20th Century)
Jun 13
Fernando Pessoa: tribute

(Why? Best Poetry of all Times)
William Yeats: tribute

(Why? Best Poetry of all Times)
Also:
Augusto Roa-Bastos (Best novels in Spanish)
Christo Javachef (Art and Culture in the 20th Century)
Jun 14
David Thomas (Pere Ubu): tribute

(Why? Greatest rock singers)
Also:
Aleksandr Sokurov (Best Russian Novels)
Jun 15
Herbert Simon: tribute

(Why? History of Computing)
Also:
Edvard Grieg (Best of Classical Music)
Jun 16
Stan Laurel: tribute

(Why? Best films of the 1930s)
Also:
Giovanni Boccaccio (Best novels in Italian)
Jun 17
Igor Stravinsky: tribute

(Why? Best of Classical Music)
Also:
Eddy Merckx (Greatest sport champions),
Maurits Cornelis Escher (Art and Culture in the 20th Century)
Jun 18
Ivan Goncharov: tribute

(Why? Best Russian Novels)
Also:
Jurgen Habermas (History of Knowledge)
Jun 19
Blaise Pascal: tribute

(Why? History of Knowledge)
Salman Rushdie: tribute

(Why? Best novels in English)
Jun 20
Kurt Schwitters: tribute

(Why? Art and Culture in the 20th Century)
Eric Dolphy: tribute

(Why? Best Jazz of the 1960s))
Jun 21
JeanPaul Sartre: tribute

(Why? History of Knowledge)
Also:
Machado de Assis (Best Portuguese Novels)
Jun 22
Billy Wilder: tribute

(Why? Best films of all times)
Konrad Zuse: tribute

(Why? History of Computing)
Also:
Abbas Kiarostami (Best films of the 1990s)
Hermann Minkowski (History of Knowledge)
Jun 23
Alan Turing tribute

(Why? History of Computing)
Alan Vega of Suicide tribute
(Why? Best rock albums of all times)
Also:
Giambattista Vico (History of Knowledge),
Anna Akhmatova (Best Poetry of all Times),
George Russell (Best Jazz of the 1960s)
Jun 24
Terry Riley: tribute

(Why? 20th Century Classical Music)
Ernesto Sabato: tribute

(Why? Greatest novels of the 20th century)
Jun 25
Antoni Gaudi: tribute

(Why? History of Architecture)
Also:
George Orwell (Best novels in English),
Willard Quine (History of Knowledge)
Jun 26
William Kelvin: tribute

(Why? Science of the 19th century)
Also:
Big Bill Broonzy (History of Blues Music)
Jun 27
Krzysztof Kieslowski: tribute

(Why? Best films of the 1980s)
Jun 28
Luigi Pirandello: tribute

(Why? Best theater)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau: tribute

(Why? History of Knowledge)
Also:
Rubens (Greatest art of all times),
Paul Broca (History of Knowledge)
Jun 29
Giacomo Leopardi: tribute

(Why? Best Poetry of all Times)
Jun 30
Czeslaw Milosz: tribute

(Why? Best Poetry of all Times)
Also:
Paul Berg (Modern Science and Technology)

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Selected by piero scaruffi