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"In-keeper of Europe" Accomplishments Accomplishments #3 Early years Career First attended Louis-Le-Grand for his first class education
This is the law school in which he attended First a law student, then a lawyer's apprentice
and finally a secretary to a French Diplomat. Voltaire's biggest accomplishments was contribute
of his philosophical ideas though.
These ideas helped to move the French Revolution forward and made people
think for themselves. Voltaire was successful in making
philosophy more popularized. He fought
against the traditional established
Christianity. Voltaire maintained that without god, mortality is not
Therefore God must exist. "If God did not
exist, we must invent God!"
Voltaire's quotes inspired people to think for themselves Voltaire proposed the physiological determinism. He
believed freedom is when one can do what one wants to do. Was born in 1694 in Paris, France. He was fourth of five
children. His parents were François Arouet and Marie Marguerite Daumand. He had a wealthy family. As a child he is influenced by his mother's friends in the belles-letters and deism. Shows early ability to write verse. His mother passed away when he was 7. Early Years Later Voltaire abandon his posts. A writer and philosopher who
championed Enlightenment ideas and values. Voltaire was a French philosopher and writer whose works attack injustice.
He wrote Candide and the Philosophical Dictionary. Ushered France into a period of scientific revolution.
He mocked and ridiculed the French scientific method, and promoted. Voltaire's major fall into four categories: poetry, plays, historical works and philosophical work..
His most well-known poetry includes the epic poems
Henriade (1723) and The Maid of Orleans, which he started writing in 1730, but never fully completed. Impact on the age Accomplishments #1 Accomplishments #2 "...the safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death."
-Voltaire Voltaire advocated freedom of thought, speech, politics,and religion He fought against intolerance, injustice, and
inequality. It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.