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Voltaire

name taken from 1718 by French author François Marie Arouet after his imprisonment in the Bastille on suspicion of having written some satirical verses; originally de Voltaire. The signification is uncertain.

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Definitions of Voltaire

Voltaire (n.)
French writer who was the embodiment of 18th century Enlightenment (1694-1778);
Synonyms: Arouet / Francois-Marie Arouet
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