Voltaire• Real namne: François-Marie  Arouet• Writer, historian and  philosopher• Main work: Candide,  Philosophical Lette...
The early life of Voltaire• Studied at “Louis-le-grand”, Jesuit Collage, in Paris• Left school at 17• Wanted to study lite...
How Voltaire criticized• Early Voltaire was imprisoned in the Bastille because of a  epigram where he criticized the Frenc...
Inspiration• His critical work  influenced- French revolution- American revolution• Inspired by  Shakespeare• Great Britai...
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  1. 1. Voltaire• Real namne: François-Marie Arouet• Writer, historian and philosopher• Main work: Candide, Philosophical Letters, The Century of Louis XIV etc“I do not agree with what youhave to say, but Ill defend tothe death your right to say it”- Voltaire
  2. 2. The early life of Voltaire• Studied at “Louis-le-grand”, Jesuit Collage, in Paris• Left school at 17• Wanted to study literature  The father wanted him to study law• Prepended to study law and later he also pretended to work at a law firm while he wrote
  3. 3. How Voltaire criticized• Early Voltaire was imprisoned in the Bastille because of a epigram where he criticized the French regime with satire• Voltaire adopted the pen- name Voltaire in the bastille• Through his literature he criticized :- The French government- The Monarchy- The Catholic church• This resulted in a numerous imprisonments and exiles
  4. 4. Inspiration• His critical work influenced- French revolution- American revolution• Inspired by Shakespeare• Great Britain’s- Monarchy- Freedom of speech and religion

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