voltaire

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François-Marie Arouet

Voltaire was born on 21 November 1694 in Paris, France, the youngest of five children in a middle-class family. His father was François Arouet, a notary and minor treasury official; his mother was Marie Marguerite d'Aumart, from a noble family of Poitou province.

What was their Job?

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 of several liberties, despite the risk this placed him in under the strict censorship laws of the time. As a satirical polemicist, he frequently made use of his works to criticize intolerance, religious dogma, and the French institutions of his day.

What are their greatest achievements in life?

  • Voltaire's first accomplishment was his tragedy that he wrote in 1717-1718 while in prison in Bastille called Œdipe. This was one of the first times he identified himself by his new pen name, Voltaire. This tragedy brought him great fame.
  • L'Histoire DE Charles XII was a novelistic approach that rejected Divine intervention theories when it came to History.
  • Another of Voltaire's accomplishments was putting France into an Enlightenment style. Voltaire's ridicule of the French government helped bring Enlightenment ideals to France.

political thoughts and beliefs


His ideal form of government was a monarchy that was advised by philosophers. He rebelled against the church He thought that the government and the church were currupt. he thought democracy should be called stuppidity of the masses. he wrote Condeed. thought that people could not govern themselves.

Who are you going to list as their 2 friends?

Why did you chose those who people as friends from the 21 century.

I chose Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton because they support the ideas of Voltaire.