A writer

Born in 1694
in Paris
in France
and died in 1788
in Paris
in France


François-Marie Arouet, (21 November 1694 - 30 May 1778) known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his criticism of Christianity, especially the Roman Catholic Church, as well as his advocacy of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and separation of church and state.


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