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

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 Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000098/18941126/027/0007