HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Voltaire (1) [1694–1778]

This page covers the author of Candide.

For other authors named Voltaire, see the disambiguation page.

Voltaire (1) has been aliased into Francois Voltaire.

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
25,486 (30,757)392520 (3.85)1210

Works have been aliased into Francois Voltaire.

Works have been aliased into Francois Voltaire.

Top members (works)

VoltaireLibrary (294), safari45 (44), prufrock9 (43), Marquis_de_Sade (43), mysticjoe (31), ucbfrench (30), henkl (28), giusbello (27), JohnAdams (23), AlexanderPushkin (21), oliverio33 (20), erathostenes (19), ThomasJefferson (17), Ibarrategui (17) — more

Recently added

Romane_Martin (2), snowsigns67 (1), Omdetdar (1), GISbooks (1), minouye (1), VFMHouse (1), afgriffin91 (1), DMProvost (1), jengis_jon (1), captainAnya (1)

Legacy Libraries

Voltaire (294), Marquis de Sade (43), John Adams (23), Alexander Pushkin (21), Thomas Jefferson (17), Joseph Stevens Buckminster (13), José Francisco de San Martín Gómez y Matorras (10), Carl Sandburg (10), Joseph Priestley (9), Charles Macklin (9)64 more, Marie Antoinette (8), James Boswell (6), Gillian Rose (5), Karen Blixen (4), Benjamin Franklin (4), Leonard and Virginia Woolf (4), Hannah Arendt (3), James Joyce (3), Donald and Mary Hyde (3), William Somerset Maugham (3), Richard Cranch (3), William Butler Yeats (3), William Gaddis (3), Eeva-Liisa Manner (3), Richard Henry Lee (2), Samuel Roth (2), Robert E. Howard (2), Rudyard Kipling (2), Samuel Gardner Drake (2), Robert Ranke Graves (2), George Washington (2), Edward Estlin Cummings (2), Francis Dana (2), Danilo Kiš (2), Col. John Baylor (2), Alfred Deakin (2), C. S. Lewis (2), Frederick Douglass (2), Ernest Hemingway (2), Social Library (1793) (2), Sir Walter Scott (1), William Wilberforce (1), WilliamShort (1), William Makepeace Thackeray (1), Robert Gordon Menzies (1), Samuel Johnson (1), USS California (Armored Cruiser No. 6) (1), Ralph Ellison (1), T. E. Lawrence (1), Robert Treat Paine (1), John Hancock (1), Evelyn Waugh (1), Fyodor Dostoevsky (1), George Clymer (1), George Washington Mordecai (1), Elbridge Gerry (1), Daniel Webster (1), Alexander Hamilton (1), Alfred Bernhard Nobel (1), Ayn Rand (1), Charles Lamb (1), Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas (1), Gustave Flaubert (1), Maggie L. Walker (1), Maria Àngels Anglada d'Abadal (1), Nelson Algren (1), Newton 'Bud' Flounders (1), Lady Jean Skipwith (1), John Witherspoon (1), Herman Melville (1), Isaiah Thomas (1), James and Mary Murray (1), Aaron Copland (1), Oscar Wilde (1)

Member favorites

Members: JMK2020, pmowrey, Canada67080, ad_astra_per_aspera, private member, private member, kmcmahon, WSMaugham, lokidragon, Zia.Jacobs, Elizabeth.Reed, katrinapongco, Ron_Peters, kksclapper, CasparDaw, BiblioQuetzal, SoulArbiter, salonniere, PickledOnion42, hampusforev (show 101 more), cronshaw, markadamkaplan, bibliopolitan, Desdichado94, joanngrasso, private member, DodensGrav, kroseman, jobiwan6, sakayume, charon79, j.a.lesen, GYKM, hannahestar, herzdame, Madison2011, oliverio33, ashschreck, private member, private member, LucindaBrant, n8chz, SmallCircleofFriends, larry.auld, KentonSem, WillemFrederik, brianbradley, Honisoitquimalypense, algor_langeaux, private member, private member, kikibuenavista, K.J., brando, Bonnie2212, alpha, asukamaxwell, SusieBookworm, POWYS, Van_Glorious, echomikeromeo, andrei.lintu, soniaandree, Lulubel, Euthyphro, private member, mensageiro, thatguyzero, BGP, TartarugaLitteraria, IronJoe1918, zolasdisciple, joemowens, kleahey, kanadani, shearrob, v.falzone, benuathanasia, emaestra, darioscattolini, scootm, aretepraxis, PJE, franknotes, dilettanti, RaelWV, hellbent, imyournerdygirl, dani29, aannttiiiittnnaa, MeditationesMartini, private member, indypendent, JCamilo, candideoroptimism, aznstarlette, Servetus7, pageboy, private member, AlexTheHunn, VJESCI, JanWillemNoldus, bibulousphile, slickdpdx, briablo, claudiadias, crystallineb, wirkman, Jetton, cshalizi, miriam2k, euqubud, mgkbus, MollyMac, LillyJames, Stig_Brantley, tarshaan, balzac, singlestep, Muzak, marietherese

Add to favorites
1001 books (78) 17th century (107) 18th century (668) anthology (254) classic (745) classic literature (112) classics (735) drama (100) ebook (74) Enlightenment (363) essays (117) fairy tales (103) fantasy (185) fiction (2,461) Folio Society (78) France (480) French (1,031) French fiction (86) French literature (1,110) history (273) humor (228) literature (1,002) non-fiction (196) novel (350) optimism (85) own (91) Penguin Classics (72) philosophy (1,802) poetry (456) politics (68) read (283) religion (152) Roman (77) satire (954) short stories (216) theatre (116) to-read (499) translation (112) unread (144) Voltaire (344)

Voltaire has 1 past event. (show)

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Gender
Nationality
Country (for map)
Birthplace
Place of death
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Relationships
Organizations
Awards and honors
Information from the German Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Agents
Short biography
François-Marie Arouet, who used the pen name Voltaire, was one of the most influential figures of the Enlightenment. Known for his witty and satiric pen, he supported social reform and freedom of thought and religion. He bravely criticized many of the powerful persons and institutions of his day (at times he had to go into exile from France). Voltaire's ideas contributed to both the American and French Revolutions.

Legacy Library: Voltaire

Voltaire has a Legacy Library. Legacy libraries are the personal libraries of famous readers, entered by LibraryThing members from the Legacy Libraries group.

» Voltaire's legacy profile.

» Voltaire's profile.

» Voltaire's catalog.

Member ratings

Average: (3.85)
0.5 5
1 75
1.5 28
2 268
2.5 52
3 1071
3.5 292
4 1702
4.5 183
5 1291

Author pictures (5)

(see all 5 author pictures)

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

"Voltaire" is composed of at least 2 distinct authors, divided by their works. You can edit the division.

Name disambiguation

Go to the disambiguation page to edit author name combination and separation.

Includes

Voltaire is composed of 9 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 129,578,847 books! | Top bar: Always visible