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October 18

October 18, 1570: On this day Manuel de Nóbrega, a Portuguese Jesuit priest and first Provincial of the Society of Jesus in colonial Brazil died in the colony of Rio de Janeiro. De Nóbrega […]

March 3

March 3, 1932: On this day, Lalou Bize-Leroy was born in Paris, France. Bize-Leroy owns the Burgundy estates Domaine Leroy and Domaine d’Auvenay, the negociant firm Maison Leroy was the long-time co-manager for Domaine […]

August 8

August 8, 1856: On this day, pathologist Newton Pierce was born. The unknown disease that devastated wide swaths of grape vines in Southern California, USA, was originally described by Newton Pierce in 1892. The […]

March 23

March 23, 1936: On this day, Bernard Magrez was born. Magrez is a wine magnate and owns wineries and vineyards around the world. His list of French Châteaux is extensive and includes Château Pape […]

October 7

October 7, 1571: On this day, the Battle of Lepanto began. The Ottoman Turks and Christian allies of the Holy League engaged in naval combat in the waters off southwest Greece at the Battle […]

November 10

November 10, 1483: On this day, Martin Luther was born. German philosopher and reformer Martin Luther is credited with starting the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century. Luther sparked a movement that changed several […]

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