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- Voltaire Pen name of François Marie Arouet. 1694-1778. French philosopher and writer whose works epitomize the Age of Enlightenment, often attacking injustice and intolerance. He wrote Candide (1759) and the Philosophical Dictionary (1764).
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- proper n. pen name of the French philosopher François-Marie Arouet
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- n. French writer who was the embodiment of 18th century Enlightenment (1694-1778)
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