The Bicentenary of Voltaire’s Birth – Celebrated in Victorian Newspapers on 21 November 1894

Posted on November 20th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

Francois-Marie Arouet (aka Voltaire) was born in Paris on 21 November 1694.

To celebrate the day, included below is a Victorian newspaper article written to mark the bicentenary of Voltaire’s birth in 1894.

You can also read our blog post entitled ‘The Death of Voltaire’, from a newspaper published in 1778.

historical newspaper report on saint andrew

Pall Mall Gazette – Monday 26 November 1894

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