Death of Voltaire



21 November 1694

Voltaire was a French Enlightenment writer, essayist, and philosopher famous for his wit and for his advocacy of civil liberties, including freedom of religion and free trade.

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    Sanssouci Palace, country seat of King Frederic II of Prussia. "Voltaire's room", the fourth guestroom in the palace, where the French philosopher lived during his stay with the King, his admirer. Birds, monkeys, and squirrels in bright colours before a yellow background.

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    Sanssouci Palace, country seat of King Frederic II of Prussia. The fourth guestroom of the palace, where the French philosopher Voltaire lived during his stay with the king. Ornamental woodwork on the bright-yellow walls: a monkey and fruit.

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    Sanssouci Palace, country seat of King Frederic II of Prussia. The "Voltaire-room" where the French philosopher lived during his stay with the king. Ornamental woodwork on the bright-yellow walls: a crane.

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    Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet) with wig. French author, philosopher 1694-1778 Marble bust (1778) 63 x 44,3 x 35 cm - RF 1426

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    Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet) French author and philosopher, without wig Marble bust (1778) 35,5 x 19,5 cm - RF 3520

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    Voltaire's bedroom in his house in Fernet, today Fernet-Voltaire, France, north of Geneva. Voltaire (Francois-Marie Arouet) November 21, 1694 - May 30 1778.

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    Voltaire in his night shirt, putting on his trousers while dictating to his secretary, in his home in Fernet (today Fernet-Voltaire), France. Oil on paper glued on cardboard

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    Wax effigie of Voltaire sitting at his desk.

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    Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet) French author and philosopher (November 21, 1694 - May 30 1778) One of four statues of Voltaire,made by Houdon , this one was made for playwrite Beaumarchais. Terracotta.

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    Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was US-Ambassador to France from 1776 to 1785. A letter to Mme. Helvetius, widow of the philosopher Claude-Adrien Helvetius, who had been Master of the Lodge "Aux Neuf Soeurs", concerning the reception of Voltaire into the lodge.

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    Small busts and medallions of poets and scientists. Busts show (l.to r.) poets Christoph Wieland, Homer and philosopher Voltaire, the medallions are of contemporary scholars. From Fuerstenberg Manufacture. 1770-1786

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    18th and 19th century erotic books owned by author and art collector Roger Peyrefitte were auctioned off and dispersed in 1981.Frontispice and engravings from "L'Aretin by Agostino Carracci,or erotic postures.." after Carracci's paintings by J.J. Coigny(1761-1809).

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    Voltaire,nu - Poet Voltaire,nude. 1776 Marble, 150 x 89 cm ENT 1962.1

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    Voltaire (Francois-Marie Arouet, 1694-1778). The French pilosopher in his study. Canvas

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    The loves of Joan of Arc - based on Voltaire's satyrical novel "La Pucelle d'Orleans" (Edition 1789) Hand-coloured engraving (illustration) - Erotic Art

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    Premiere lecture,en 1755,dans le salon de Mme.Geoffrin, de "L'orpheline de la Chine" de Voltaire - a first reading in the salon of Mme Geoffrin,of "The orphan of China" by Voltaire,1755. Canvas, 62,5 x 96 cm Inv. D.942.1.6

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    Coronation of Voltaire at the Theatre Francais. Coloured engraving,"a Paris chez Vachez,rue de Beaune".

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