Voltaire Residence
This page shows people who were in the life of Voltaire.


 
Duc de Richelieu

Life long friend.

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Joseph Paris-Duverney

Wealthy banker.

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Louis XIV

Voltaire wrote a history of the reign of Louis XIV.

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Louis XV

Voltaire receives recognition and titles at the court of Louis XV.

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Madame de Pompadour

Promoted the arts.

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Frederick the Great of Prussia

Wanted Voltaire at his court.

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Catherine the Great of Russia

Corresponded with Voltaire.

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King Louis XVI

Did not want Voltaire in Paris.

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Madame Denis

Voltaire's niece who lived with him at Ferney.

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Denis Diderot

Publisher of the Encyclopedia.

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Abbé Desfontaines

An enemy of Voltaire.

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The site writer wishes to thank the following people who assisted in translating this web site into French:

Ute Makhloufi / Curel, France
Josiane Pionnier / Curel, France
Jill Peyrot / Grabels, France
Michèle Beauxis / Rouen, France
Elisabeth Robert-Dehault / Saint-Dizier, France
Jean-Baptiste Touchard / Paris, France
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