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.
Pall Mall Gazette – Monday 26 November 1894
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