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(b. Nov. 21, 1694, Paris, Île-de-France, France – d. May 30, 1778, Paris, Île-de-France, France )

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François-Marie Arouet (1694-1778) was a philosopher, dramatist and polemicist who wrote under the pen-name ‘Voltaire’. Driven by a hatred of religious wars and fanaticism, he advocated the separation of church and state and religious toleration.

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