Voltaire was the pen name of Francois Marie Arouet, who first made a name for himself among the refined patrons of the French salons. He applied his wit and knowledge to writing poetry and political treatises, often incurring the wrath of the French gove...
Name at Birth:
Francois Marie Arouet
Biography. François-Marie Arouet was born in Paris, the youngest of the five
children (three of whom survived) of François Arouet ...
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Apr 26, 2015 ... Voltaire, pseudonym of François-Marie Arouet (born November 21, 1694, Paris,
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Early years. Voltaire was born as François Marie Arouet, perhaps on November
21, 1694, in Paris, France. He was the youngest of the three surviving children of
Voltaire Biography by Nicholas Cronk. Introduction ... See also the article by
David Williams at the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Bust of Voltaire ...
Voltaire's Early Life and Works. In the same year that he coined his new name,
Voltaire enjoyed his first major literary success when his tragedy Œdipe was ...
Nov 21, 2014 ... François-Marie Arouet, better known by his immortal pen name, Voltaire, was
born on November 21, 1694, in Paris. In a literary career that ...
Portrait of Voltaire, engraved by François-Joseph-Etienne Beisson after the
portrait by ... Born of a middle-class Parisian family, Voltaire was educated at a