History Creator / Voltaire

18th Mar '16 7:45:34 PM DoctorCooper
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* DeadpanSnarker

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* {{Satire}}

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* TakeThat: "I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny And God granted it.]]"

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* TakeThat: "I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny And God granted it.]]""
30th Sep '15 6:48:42 AM LahmacunKebab
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* BadassBookworm: Candide and many other characters

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* BadassBookworm: Candide and many other characterscharacters.
21st Sep '15 10:05:23 PM JulianLapostat
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** Likewise, while many people invoke Voltaire as a free-speech icon in the 21st Century, Voltaire himself could be censorious, such as publishing libel tracts against authors he disagreed and persecuting Creator/JeanJacquesRousseau by invoking many false accusations on him so as to discredit him.
29th Jul '15 10:39:10 AM Dragon101
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Real name '''François Marie Arouet'''. French dude, 1694-1778. [[DeadpanSnarker Satirical]] [[ThePhilosopher philosopher]]. He is best known for his witty defense of civil liberties, freedom of religion, and free trade (he had staunch liberal views on economic issues). His views earned him one year in the Bastille at the time of the Régence, where he gained his penname. [[WarForFunAndProfit He would later make a huge fortune in military furnitures]] and gain great influence in the French and Prussian royal courts under kings Louis XV and Frederick II the Great. He would go on to inspire multiple philosophers and satirical authors, especially amongst those who supported his views. His writings also inspired both the [[TheFrenchRevolution French]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution American]] revolutions. He was also an historian and a scientist who published multiple essays. Prolific, as he published more than 20,000 letters and 2,000 books and pamphlets. [[FunWithAcronyms The name Voltaire comes from ''Arouet le jeune'' ("Arouet the Young"), converted to Latin script where U=V and J=I; AROVET L I -> VOLTAIRE]]. He is [[AuthorsOfQuote eminently quotable]], and [[BeamMeUpScotty mis-quotable]]. His [[{{Archenemy}} favourite target]] was Creator/JeanJacquesRousseau.[[note]]Ironically, both died the same year and rest in front of each other in the same crypt of the Pantheon in Paris.[[/note]]

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Real name '''François Marie Arouet'''. French dude, 1694-1778. [[DeadpanSnarker Satirical]] [[ThePhilosopher philosopher]]. He is best known for his witty defense of civil liberties, freedom of religion, and free trade (he had staunch liberal views on economic issues). His views earned him one year in the Bastille at the time of the Régence, where he gained his penname. [[WarForFunAndProfit He would later make a huge fortune in military furnitures]] and gain great influence in the French and Prussian royal courts under kings Louis XV and Frederick II the Great. He would go on to inspire multiple philosophers and satirical authors, especially amongst those who supported his views. His writings also inspired both the [[TheFrenchRevolution French]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution American]] revolutions. He was also an historian and a scientist who published multiple essays. Prolific, as he published more than 20,000 letters and 2,000 books and pamphlets. [[FunWithAcronyms The name Voltaire comes from ''Arouet le jeune'' ("Arouet the Young"), converted to Latin script where U=V and J=I; AROVET L I -> VOLTAIRE]]. He is [[AuthorsOfQuote eminently quotable]], and [[BeamMeUpScotty mis-quotable]]. His [[{{Archenemy}} favourite target]] was Creator/JeanJacquesRousseau.[[note]]Ironically, both died the same year and rest in front of each other in the same crypt of the Pantheon in Paris.Paris; both are considered the spiritual fathers of the French Revolution, despite their personal enmity and clashing views.[[/note]]
6th Jul '15 10:33:02 AM JujuP
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* ''The Ingenue'', 1767

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* ''The Ingenue'', ''Literature/TheIngenue'', 1767
2nd May '15 12:57:24 PM LahmacunKebab
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* SkilledButNaive: Candide and l'Ingénu both have names which means "naive". Indeed, they are skilled in many ways, especially books, but very ignorant towards the reality of their world.

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* SkilledButNaive: Candide and l'Ingénu both have names which means mean "naive". Indeed, they are skilled in many ways, especially books, but very ignorant towards the reality of their world.
28th Apr '15 11:01:54 AM BrendanRizzo
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* HypocriticalHumor: Once responded to those using the StyleOverSubstanceFallacy by saying "A witty saying proves nothing," but [[LogicBomb this is itself a witty saying]].

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* HypocriticalHumor: Once responded to those using the StyleOverSubstanceFallacy debaters who use style over substance by saying "A witty saying proves nothing," but [[LogicBomb this is itself a witty saying]].
28th Apr '15 11:00:49 AM BrendanRizzo
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* HypocriticalHumor: Once responded to those using the StyleOverSubstanceFallacy by saying "A witty saying proves nothing," but [[LogicBomb this is itself a witty saying]].
29th Nov '14 5:09:10 PM Merlyn_LeRoy
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* RunForTheBorder: His writing was not always appreciated.
11th Nov '14 10:40:10 PM Fireblood
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* PunnyName: Loads of them, particularly in ''Candide'' starting with Candide himself ("candid", due to him starting out as a quite honest {{wide eyed idealist}}) to his mentor Pangloss ("all tongue" in Latin) and lastly Pococurante ("caring little" in Italian).

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* PunnyName: Loads of them, particularly in ''Candide'' starting with Candide himself ("candid", due to him starting out as a quite honest {{wide eyed idealist}}) to his mentor Pangloss ("all tongue" in Latin) Greek) and lastly Pococurante ("caring little" in Italian).
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