Voltaire

Portrait {{circa|1720s}}, the [[Musée Carnavalet]] François-Marie Arouet (; 21 November 169430 May 1778), known by his ''nom de plume'' M. de Voltaire (; also ; ), was a French Enlightenment writer, philosopher (''philosophe''), satirist, and historian. Famous for his wit and his criticism of Christianity (especially of the Roman Catholic Church) and of slavery, Voltaire was an advocate of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and separation of church and state.

Voltaire was a versatile and prolific writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays, histories, but also scientific expositions. He wrote more than 20,000 letters and 2,000 books and pamphlets. Voltaire was one of the first authors to become renowned and commercially successful internationally. He was an outspoken advocate of civil liberties and was at constant risk from the strict censorship laws of the Catholic French monarchy. His polemics witheringly satirized intolerance and religious dogma, as well as the French institutions of his day. His best-known work and ''magnum opus'', ''Candide'', is a novella which comments on, criticizes and ridicules many events, thinkers and philosophies of his time, most notably Gottfried Leibniz and his belief that our world is the "best of all possible worlds". Provided by Wikipedia
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    Cándido o el optimismo / by Voltaire 1694-1778

    Published 1994
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    Candide / by Voltaire, 1694-1778

    Published 1938
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    Dictionnaire philosophique / by Voltaire, 1694-1778

    Published 1934
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    Cándido y otros textos / by Voltaire, 1694-1778

    Published 1972
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    Cándido / by Voltaire, 1694-1778

    Published 1969
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    Diccionario filosófico / by Voltaire, 1694-1778

    Published 1920
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    Ensayo sobre la poesía épica y el gusto de los pueblos / by Voltaire, 1694-1778

    Published 1930
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    Cándido y otros cuentos / by Voltaire, 1694-1778

    Published 1981
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    El siglo de Luis XIV / by Voltaire, 1694-1778

    Published 1954
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    Sobre la tolerancia / by Voltaire, 1694-1778

    Published 1900
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    Histoire de Charles XII : roi de Suède / by Voltaire, 1694-1778

    Published 1889
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    L'ingénu : anecdotes sur Bélisaire / by Voltaire, 1694-1778

    Published 1955
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    Romans et contes / by Voltaire, 1694-1778

    Published 1958
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    Dialogues et anecdotes philosophiques / by Voltaire, 1694-1778

    Published 1955
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    Dictionnaire philosophique / by Voltaire, 1694-1778

    Published 1961
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    Tratado de la tolerancia / by Voltaire, 1694-1778

    Published 1999
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