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James and Mary Ford, eds.  Every Day in the Year.  1902.
June 11
On Sir Kenelm Digby
          Sir Kenelm Digby, who died on June 11th, 1665, was an English philosopher and student of the natural sciences. He was a royalist and became chancellor to Queen Henrietta Maria.

BORN on the day he died, the eleventh of June;
And that day bravely fought at Scanderoon.
How rare that one and the same day should be
His day of birth, of death, and victory.

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