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VoltaireAKA François Marie Arouet

Born: 21-Nov-1694
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 30-May-1778
Location of death: Chatenay, France
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Panthéon, Paris, France

Gender: Male
Religion: Deist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Playwright

Nationality: France
Executive summary: Candide

Father: Rochebrune (officer)
Father: François Arouet (notary, d. Dec-1721)
Mother: Marie-Marguerite Daumart (d. 1701)
Sister: Marguerite Catherine Arouet
Girlfriend: Gabrielle Émilie de Breteuil, Marquise du Châtelet-Laumont (1733-49)
Girlfriend: Marie Louise Mignot (his niece)
Slept with: Madame de Rupelmonde (1722)
Daughter: Reine Philiberte de Varicourt (adopted 1776)

    University: Jesuit College of Louis-le-Grand, Paris

    French Academy 1746
    Libel 1716
    Exiled (May-1716)
    Libel imprisoned in the Bastille
    Inmate: Bastille 16-May-1717 to Apr-1718
    Exiled to England (1726-29)
    Libel 10-Jun-1734
    Exiled (1734)
    Forgery 1751
    Exhumed 1791
    Exhumed 1814
    Risk Factors: Smallpox

Author of books:
Histoire de Charles XII (1731, history)
Lettres Philosophiques (1734, letters)
Éléments de la Philosophie de Newton (1738)
Zadig (1747)
Vision de Babouc (1748)
Memnon (1749)
Le Siècle de Louis XIV (1751, history)
Micromégas (1752)
Essai sur les Moeurs (1756)
Candide (1759, novella)
Histoire de l'Empire de Russie sous Pierre le Grand (1759–63, history)
Philosophie de l'Histoire (1765)
Précis du Siècle de Louis XV (1768, history)

Wrote plays:
Brutus (1730)
Eriphyle (1732)
Adélaïde du Guesclin (1734)
La Mort de César (1735)
Alzire (1736)
L'Enfant Prodigue (1736)
Mahomet (1742)
Mérope (1743)
Sémiramis (1748)
Nanine (1749)

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