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Arouet, François-Marie [known as Voltaire] (1694-1778), writer and philosopher

David Williams

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/68321

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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, Marie-Marguerite Daumard (1661?-1701). His family, originally from ...

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