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Voltaire

French writer, historian, and philosopher

1694   -   1778

movement: free-thought
genre: novel
country of citizenship: France
native language: French
educated at: Lycée Louis-le-Grand
occupation: philosopher, poet, historian, essayist, playwright, autobiographer, diarist, poet lawyer, science fiction writer, Encyclopédistes, correspondent, author
award received: Pour le Mérite for Sciences and Arts, Fellow of the Royal Society
position held: historiographer of France
influenced by: Blaise Pascal, Cicero, Lucian of Samosata, Pierre Bayle, Ibn Tufayl, Nicolas Malebranche, Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, Zoroaster, Confucius, Miguel de Cervantes, William Shakespeare, Jean Racine, Plato, John Locke, Isaac Newton

François-Marie Arouet (French: [fʁɑ̃swa maʁi aʁwɛ]; 21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778), known by his nom de plume Voltaire (; French: [vɔltɛːʁ]), was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit, his criticism of Christianity, especially the Roman Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and separation of church and state. Voltaire was a versatile and prolific writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays and historical and scientific works. He wrote more than 20,000 letters and more than 2,000 books and pamphlets. He was an outspoken advocate of civil liberties, despite the risk this placed him in under the strict censorship laws of the time. As a satirical polemicist, he frequently made use of his works to criticize intolerance, religious dogma and the French institutions of his day.
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works

86

Candide

book by Voltaire

author: Voltaire
illustrator: Jean-Michel Moreau

Zadig

novel by Voltaire

author: Voltaire

Zaïre

play by Voltaire

author: Voltaire

Mahomet

play by Voltaire

author: Voltaire

L'Ingénu

satirical novella by the French writer Voltaire

author: Voltaire

Letters on the English

literary work by Voltaire

author: Voltaire

1734

Le Café ou l'Écossaise

1760 play written by Voltaire

author: Voltaire

1760

Ce qui plaît aux dames

philosophical story by Voltaire

author: Voltaire

Artémire (tragedy)

literair werk

author: Voltaire

Amulius et Numitor

literair werk

author: Voltaire

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