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    François-Marie Arouet,11/21/1694–5/30 May/1778), known by his nom de plume Voltaire was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state. Voltaire was a versatile writer, an outspoken advocate, despite strict censorship laws with harsh penalties for those who broke them.

  • Mary Anne Doms

    François-Marie Arouet de Voltaire, lived 1694 –1778), better known by the pen name Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit and for his advocacy of civil liberties, including freedom of religion, freedom of expression, free trade and separation of church and state. Admired by Catherine the Great.

  • Aura Cecilia

    El Jardín de las Dudas, de Fernando Savater. Es la historia de una dama francesa establecida en España de nombre Carolina de Beauregard, Condesa de Montoro, que, luego de admitir su alto grado de aburrimiento, decide enviar una carta al intelectual Voltaire con el fin de que éste no la deje morir de hastío y le narre su historia como filósofo y pensador.

  • Cambridge University Press

    “Despite the enormous quantity of books, how few people read! And if one reads profitably, one would realize how much stupid stuff the vulgar herd is content to swallow every day.” ― Voltaire


    On November 21, 1694, François-Marie Arouet was born, known by his nom de plume Voltaire, French philosopher in the age of enlightenment, reknown by his wits, prolific writer of novels, poems, essays, and letters, and dear friend of Prussian king Frederique the Great.

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