A newspaper article from 1893 that summarises the life and achievements of Voltaire
The philosopher and writer, Voltaire (aka Francois-Marie Arouet) was born in Paris on 21 November 1694.
To celebrate the day, we’ve gone all panglossian and have posted a story from the Archive that reports on the life and achievements of Voltaire.
We really enjoyed reading this article, which offers a terrific, whistle-stop tour of Voltaire’s amazing life – much like the fast-paced odyssey in ‘Candide’ itself.
There are dozens of fascinating stories about Voltaire in the Archive – just do a search on his name to find these stories.
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser – Friday 07 April 1893
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