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François-Marie Arouet de Voltaire

François-Marie Arouet de Voltaire

Biography François-Marie Arouet de Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

French writer and philosopher

Was born on 21 nov 1694.
Died on 30 may 1778, at 83 years old.
Origin country France
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Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, essayist, and philosopher known for his wit and his defense of civil liberties, including both freedom of religion and free trade.

Voltaire was a prolific writer and produced works in almost every literary form including plays, poetry, novels, essays, historical and scientific works, more than 20, 000 letters and more than 2, 000 books and pamphlets.

Voltaire was one of several Enlightenment figures along with Montesquieu, John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau whose works and ideas influenced important thinkers of both the American and French Revolutions.
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