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de Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet, 1694-1778

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1694 - 1778

Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire was born on November 21, 1694 in Paris, France. He was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher. He produced works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays, and historical and scientific works. He wrote more than 20,000 letters and more than 2,000 books and pamphlets. Voltaire was an outspoken advocate of civil liberties and frequently made use of his works to criticize intolerance, religious dogma, and the French institutions of his day. He died on May 39, 1778.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Charles Eugene Wurtemberg letter

Mss 776617
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 776617
Scope and Contents Two-page letter from Charles Eugene Wurtemberg of Hohenheim to Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire telling Voltaire that because of the financialsate of his principality, he is postponing the payment due Voltaire until next spring.

Denis Diderot letter

Mss 758169
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 758169
Scope and Contents Four page letter from Denis Diderot of Paris to Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire writing that he could continue the work on the Encylopedie in another country. If he can hope for an eighth volume better than the seventh, he will continue the Enclopedie. He asks Voltaire not to ask for his letters back.

Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire letter

Mss 738663
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 738663
Scope and Contents Letter from Fran├žois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire to Laurent Francois Prault discussing payment of debts and the publications of his work.

Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire letter

Mss 746120
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 746120
Scope and Contents Letter from Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire in Paris to Conte Algarotti acknowledging gift of his pamphlet "Il Congresso de Citera" which he praises. Includes translation.

Pierre Joseph Olivet letter

Mss 763679.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 763679.1
Scope and Contents One page letter from Pierre Joseph Olivet in Paris, France to Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire. The learned body to which Voltaire's Corneille is dedicated desires the letter to end in the usual form.