Voltaire Biography

Voltaire Biography

11/21/1694 - 5/30/1778 | 114 Quotes
Also Knows As:  Francois-Marie Arouet,Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire,Francois Voltaire
Professions:  Author Writer Philosopher Fictional Character Creator Activist Practicer of diet Librettist Diet follower
Biography:  

Fran´┐Żois-Marie Arouet, 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, 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, despite strict censorship laws with harsh penalties for those who broke them. 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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