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Voltaire (1) [1694–1778]

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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.

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