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  • 1694 - 1778
    Life of the French author, historian, and philosopher Voltaire.
  • 21 Nov 1694
    Voltaire is born in Paris.
  • 1718
    Voltaire's first play, Oedipus, is successfully staged.
  • 1726
    Voltaie is imprisoned in the Bastille.
  • 1734
    Voltaire starts to live with Gabrielle Émilie, Marquise du Châtelet.
  • 1734
    Voltaire publishes his Letters on England.
  • 1745
    Voltaire is appointed the royal historiographer in France.
  • 1756
    Voltaire publishes his Essay on the Manners and Spirit of Nations.
  • 1759
    Voltaire publishes his Candide.
  • 1762
    Voltaire publishes his Treatise on Tolerance.
  • 1764
    Voltaire publishes his Philosophical Dictionary.
  • 1766
    Voltaire publishes his Ignorant Philosopher.
  • 30 May 1778
    Voltaire dies in Paris.
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