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Enlightenment thinker: François-Marie Arouet


Made By: Sofia Marcos and Marco Cortes 





Made By: Sofia Marcos and Marco Cortes





François-Marie Arouet, or Voltaire, was born in 1694 in Paris, France and died 83 years later in the same city. Throughout his 83 years of life, Voltaire wrote numerous philosophical works, works in history, plays, and is considered as, next to Montesquieu, Locke, Rousseau and others, one of the greatest name of the French Enlightenment.

He is known as a defender of religious freedom, free trade, civil liberties, social reform. He was also fighting against the limitiations of censorship, religious dogma, intolerance, and the institutions of his time. His works, and the works of fellow Enlightenment writers, influenced both the French and the American revolutions.

Video of Voltaire's main Ideas, life and His first book "candide"

Voltaire's main ideas where the freedom of speech, also the freedom to choose any religion you believe in, he was also against slavery and he opposing the monarchy. Voltaire believed that the more religious the people are the more peace could be possible. Voltaire didn't want to make a perfect world, he wanted to substitute ignorance and superstition for knowledge and rational thought. 

Voltaire's main ideas

How did his ideas impact in society and governemnt? 

During 1759 Voltaire Primary satirist of the French Enlightenment; best known for Candide. He also wrote a lots of plays, poetry, novels, essays, historical and scientific works, over 21,000 letters and over two thousand books and pamphlets

The Blue, Red and white colors describe the flag of france since Voltaire was from france. All of thos symbols around voltaire describe that he wanted people to choose their own religion he was open to any religion, but Voltaire was Skeptic, still he tolerated religious people. 


That sentence around in the circle is a famous quote from Voltaire, the sentence is: "Every man is guilty for all the good he didn't do"

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