Enlightened

Voltaire

Bio

Voltaire, a famous French Enlightened writer, historian, and philosopher was born November 21, 1694 in Paris France.

POLITICAL THOUGHTS AND BELIEFS

Believer of the separation between state and religion.

GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS

Helped bring enlightenment ideals to France through the use of his famous writings. Essay upon Epic Poetry for example was written to attack the government.

FAMOUS QUOTE

"Common sense is not so common."

Meaning that people are ignorant, pretty ironic because common sense should be common.