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Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet)
* 1694 in Paris
+ 1778 in Paris
French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher.
He was an advocat of freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and separation of church and state.
in 1751 he completed Micromégas, a piece of science fiction
involving ambassadors from another planet witnessing the follies of humankind.
2017 J. Giesen