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  • Death Of Madame Du Chatelet Voltaire
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    Matt Herring AP European History, Set 5 1/18/00 Extra Credit Assignment - Voltaire Francois Marie Arouet was born on November 21, 1694 in Paris. He was the son of a notary. The name most people know Francois by is his pen name, Voltaire. Voltaire was a French author, philosopher, and apostle of free thought, he was also one of the most influential figures during the French age of Enlightenment. Voltaire received an excellent education at a Jesuit school called Louis-le-Grand. At age 16 he left s...
  • Becomes Evident In Voltaire's Religion
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    Voltaire an eighteenth century French philosopher and prolific writer is well known for his literary satirical attacks. One of Voltaire's attacks was of traditional Christianity and the Catholic church in On Toleration. He criticized the church on the grounds that it was overly superstitious. There were many superstitions that were held by the church: a geocentric universe, the tides not being due to gravity, a rainbow not being a phenomenon of light, etc. Voltaire felt that the most grievous of...
  • Published English Letters Voltaire
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    In 1764 Voltaire wrote one of the world's greatest satires, Candide. Candide pokes at much of Europe and attacks simple human follies and frailties. Most of the characters are killed brutally or fiercely hurt for idiotic reasons. The overall message of 'Candide' is that every human being has the power to carve out their own destiny. And that each individual is not subject to God's grand plan, or the idea of predestination. Voltaire made his idea of God and divine right clear in Candide. He did n...
  • Pope Urban X Voltaire
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    By: Anonymous Mazzio 1 Becky Mazzio Mrs. Dawson AP Literature 1 February 2000 On November 21, 1694, Francois-Marie Arouet, otherwise known as Voltaire, was born in Paris. The youngest of five, son to Francois and Marie Arouet, Voltaire grew up in a household that had come to know the pleasantries of upper class french society. Marie, his mother, had gained the family access to Louis XIV court through her. Because of Voltaire's privileged lineage he was able to study under the Abbe de Chateauneuf...
  • Intense Writing For Voltaire
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    Francois Marie Arouet (he would later take the name Voltaire) was born November 21, 1694 as a sickly child who was not expected to live. His father was a rather prosperous lawyer, and was determined that, should he live, his son ought to study law. Thus Voltaire was enrolled in 1704 in the Jesuit College of Louis-Le-Grande. Remaining at the College until his seventeenth year, Voltaire excelled in academics and won much acclaim, while simultaneously receiving a sound liberal education and develop...
  • Voltaire
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    Voltaire was a talented, assertive, and controversial French writer from the eighteenth century enlightenment period. He was born in 1694 to a wealthy family in Paris, and given the name Francois-Marie Arouet. During the early years of his life Voltaire endured many hardships. For instance, his mother passed away when he was seven leaving only his father and older brother to raise him. Unfortunately, this added insult to injury as Voltaire despised both his father and brother. Nevertheless, Volt...
  • Name Voltaire
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    Francois Marie Arouet was born on November 21, 1694 in Paris. The pen name that he used the most often, however, was Voltaire. Voltaire was a French author, philosopher, and apostle of free thought; he was the most influential figure during the French Enlightenment. Voltaire received an excellent education at a Jesuit school called Louis-le-Grand. At age 16 he left school and became friends with Parisian aristocrats. These aristocrats admired his cleverness, humor, and remarkable writing ability...
  • Voltaire
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    Voltaire Voltaire was born in Paris, France in 1694 to the name of Fran ois Marie Arouet. Voltaire was the son of a notary and he was educated at the Jesuit College Louis-le-Grand. During his life Voltaire was unjustly imprisoned two times. One time from 1717 to 1718 he was sent to the Bastille for insults to the regent, Philippe II d Orl ans, which were wrongly ascribed to him. The second time he was punished was in 1726. This time he was allowed out only because of his promise to go right to E...

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