Why June 2? The 274th Birthday of the Marquis de Sade

 

Marquis de Sade

June 2, 1740 Marquis de Sade, a French aristocrat, philosopher and writer of explicit sexual works, was born in Paris. His writings depict violence, criminality and blasphemy against the Catholic Church. During the French Revolution he was an elected delegate to the National Convention. The last 13 years of his life were spent in an insane asylum. He died in 1814.