By Cole Vaughan

Voltaire lived from November 21, 1694 through May 30, 1778

Voltaire Field and Contributions

Living in Paris, France, he 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. He also wrote plays, some of which being Mahomet, Oedipus, and Nanine.