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date: 11 November 2019

Arouet, François-Marie [known as Voltaire]locked

(1694–1778)
  • David Williams

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Arouet, François-Marie [known as Voltaire] (1694–1778), writer and philosopher, was born in Paris on 21 November 1694 according to the notice of baptism. He was the fifth of five surviving children born to François Arouet (1649–1722), lawyer and minor official, and his wife, ...

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