Sushicat edited the overview of Voltaire Saturday, January 12, 2013.
François Marie Arouet, called Voltaire, (1694-1778), born in Paris, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher. Member of the Académie Française in 1746. He started his studies in 1704 at the Jesuit Collège Louis-le-Grand. He makes brilliant studies in rhetorics and philosophy. Although a strong critic of the Jesuits, he retained a strong admiration for his professors and their missionary enterprises in China and Paraguay. Around 1706 he writes the tragedy Amulius and Numitor. Extracts will later be found and published in the 19th century. After his classes in philosophy he leaves the college in 1711 to study law.His works include essays in history and philosophy (best know Candide (1759)) as well as about 60 plays (most notably Zaïre (1732), Adélaïde du Guesclin (1734) and Alzir; ou, Les Américains (1736)) and a large number of letters.
Melmoth edited the summary of Voltaire Sunday, September 11, 2011.
Melmoth edited the bio of Voltaire Sunday, September 11, 2011.
stephanie edited the bio of Voltaire Friday, September 17, 2010.
poco_loco edited the bio of Voltaire Sunday, September 12, 2010.
Punxsutawney Paul approved Tim W’s request to combine 8 contributors, including Voltaire, Friday, June 18, 2010.
Tim W submitted a request to combine 8 contributors, including Voltaire, Monday, June 14, 2010.
Timothy Gray denied Marcelo Gonzaga’s request to change the name of Voltaire Sunday, December 27, 2009.
Marcelo Gonzaga requested a change to the name of Voltaire Saturday, December 26, 2009.