By: Laiah Tate 5/6


Francois-Maire Arouet, known as Voltaire was a man born on November 21, 1694-May 30, 1778 in France, Paris. Voltaire was an French writer, essayist, and philosopher and is known for his wits, defence of civil liberties, and his attacks on the established church. His main role in the 18 century was o defend freedom and political thought during the Enlightenment period. Voltaire wrote many books, even if the censorship laws prevented him too. Voltaire was that type of person that did not care what came out of his mouth, good and bad things. Voltaire even spend time in jail in Bastille for almost a year because his wit got him into trouble.

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" It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong. anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung. When it is a questions of money, everybody is on the same religion."


  • One of his best friends were Benjamin Franklin
  • He never got married or had any children
  • The never Voltaire comes from the anagram of Arovet LI
  • In 1726 Voltaire was exiled to England after being involved in a confrontation with a french nobleman
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"Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers"


  • Zadig
  • L'Ingenu
  • Treatise on Tolerance
  • Zaire... and many more

"Common sense is not so common. If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him. Predudices are what fools use for reason."