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Syllabification: Vol·taire
Pronunciation: /vōlˈte(ə)r, vôl-
  • (1694–1778), French writer, playwright, and poet; pseudonym of François-Marie Arouet. A leading figure of the Enlightenment, he frequently came into conflict with the establishment as a result of his radical views and satirical writings. Notable works: Lettres philosophiques (1734) and Candide (1759).

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