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1) Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet de. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...French philosopher and author, whose original name was Arouet. One of the towering geniuses in literary and intellectual history, Voltaire personifies the Enlightenment....

2) Ferney-Voltaire. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Swiss frontier near Geneva. The town grew after Voltaire bought the seigniory of Ferney in 1758 to escape harassment from both the Genevese and the French. Called...

3) Freron, Elie. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...French critic and journalist. His critical journal, Annee litteraire, virulently attacked the philosophes of the Enlightenment. Voltaire made him a butt of his ridicule...

4) Moreau, Jean-Michel. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...French draftsman and engraver, called Moreau le jeune. He is noted for his charming illustrations of the work of Voltaire, Moliere, and Rousseau and for his admirable...

5) Bessenyei, Gyorgy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Hungarian dramatist and writer. In Vienna he came in contact with French rationalism and was an ardent follower of Voltaire and the Encyclopedists. Bessenyei's major...

6) Lemoyne, Jean Baptiste. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Much of his work, including three equestrian statues of Louis XV, was destroyed in the French Revolution. His picturesque portrait busts of Voltaire, Fontenelle,...

7) Marmontel, Jean Francois. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...French critic, dramatist, and story writer, contributor to Diderot's Encyclopedie. Educated by the Jesuits, he taught in Jesuit schools until 1745, when, encouraged...

8) Caylus, Marie Marguerite, comtesse de. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...French writer and actress. A noted beauty and wit, she was lauded for her performance at Saint-Cyr in Racine's Esther. Her Souvenirs (1770), edited by Voltaire, describe...

9) Jean de Meun. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Jean de Meun, (zhaN d moN) (KEY) , d. 1305, French poet, also known as Jean Chopinel (or Clopinel) of Meung-sur-Loire. He wrote the second part of the Roman de la...

10) Catherine II. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Catherine II, or Catherine the Great, 1729-96, czarina of Russia (1762-96). 1 Rise to PowerA German princess, the daughter of Christian Augustus, prince of Anhalt-Zerbst,...

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