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ID: 500354532
 
Record Type: Person
Voltaire (French writer, historian, and philosopher, 1694-1778)

Note: A figure crucial to the Age of Enlightenment, known for his antipathy towards tyranny, bigotry, and cruelty. Using wit and satire, he advocated civil liberties, including freedom of religion, freedom of expression, free trade and separation of church and state. He was prolific and produced work in almost every literary form. He is perhaps best known for his satirical work, Candide.

Names:
Voltaire (preferred,V,display,LC,P)
Arouet, Fran├žois-Marie (V,BN)

Nationalities:
French (preferred)

Roles:
author (preferred)
poet
philosopher
writer
essayist
novelist

Gender: male

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Non-Artists
 ........  Voltaire (P,U)

Biographies:
(French writer, historian, and philosopher, 1694-1778) ..... [GRISC Preferred]

Sources and Contributors:
Arouet, Fran├žois-Marie ........ [GRISC, VP]
...............................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Voltaire ........ [GRISC Preferred, VP Preferred]
...................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-)
...................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (2002-)
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