Francois Marie Arouet, who called himself Voltaire,
was the son of Francois Arouet of Poitou, who lived
in Paris, had given up his office of notary two years
before the birth of this his ...
The French poet, dramatist, historian, and philosopher Voltaire (1694-1778) was an outspoken and aggressive enemy of every injustice but especially of religious intolerance. His works are an outstandi...