This year in history
In the year 1740
Italian composer, Antonio Lotti, died at the age of 77.
French author, Marquis de Sade, was born in Paris. He wrote several fictitious and philosophical books during his life time. His writing gave rise to term sadism, mostly due to the violent pornographic content of many of his books. The main concept of his philosophy revolved around the idea that the pursuit of personal pleasure should be the highest principle in ones life.
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