May 25, 1818, the Swiss historian and academic Jacob Burckhardt was born. Burckhardt’s best known work is The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy (1860), but is remembered here as the author of Reflections on History (1905). By: Redactor Freedom of Religion John Hancock Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website − 3 = Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.