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Pronunciation: /vɒlˈtɛː
, vɔltɛʀ/

Definition of Voltaire in English:

( 1694–1778), French writer, dramatist, and poet; pseudonym of François-Marie Arouet. He was a leading figure of the Enlightenment, and frequently came into conflict with the Establishment as a result of his radical views and satirical writings. Notable works: Lettres philosophiques (1734) and the satire Candide (1759).

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