writer and philosopher


Voltaire (1694-1778) was born in Paris. At the time Louis XVI was on the throne in France.

famous quotes of voltaire

"if god did not exist, its would be necessary to invent him"

"common sense is not so common"

it is forbidden to kill;there for all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets'

what did my enlightenment character do

Voltaire was a french philosopher and writer of the age of enlightenment. His intelligence, wit and style made him one of France's greatest writer and philosophers, despite the controversy he attracted.


Voltaire was a writer and a philosopher during the enlightenment era

what is he or she most known for

Voltaire was most know for writing the satirical novella Candide and, despite controversy during his lifetime, is widely considered one of France's greatest enlightenment writers.

belief on government

he did not like the roman catholic church not at all


Thomas Hobbes believed that the correct form of government was a absolute monarchy.

most popular work

he wrote the satirical novella Candide