Voltaire: The Leading Writer Of The Enlightenment

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The Enlightenment was a period of time where individuals would bring their ideas to the table. It was a time where everyone stressed reasons, thoughts, and the power to solve problems. Voltaire or in other words François-Marie Arouet was one of the leading writers of the Enlightenment. He was a Philosopher, Writer, and Historian. He wrote poetry, letters, and plays His work had great effects on people such as the "Candide" and "Zaire".

Voltaire was born to François Arouet and Mary Marguerite d 'Aumart on November 21, 1694 in Paris, France. Later died May 30, 1778 in Paris, France. Voltaire was the youngest of five children. His mother died when he was just 7 years old. His family were a middle class family. Voltaire went to college at Collège
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