HAPPY BIRTHDAY, VOLTAIRE !

(1.) ”COMMON SENSE IS NOT SO COMMON !”

(2.) ”I DO NOT APPROVE OF YOUR VIEWS, BUT, I WILL DEFEND TILL DEATH, YOUR RIGHT TO SAY IT !”

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Happy Birthday,VOLTAIRE,The Great French Writer-cum-Philosopher Of The 18th-Cent., Who Had Contributed Vastly To The Age Of Enlightenment In France!
VOLTAIRE also wrote widely read dramas like IRENE, CANDIDE. .!
He was an atheist,yet,unlike the sense of the term,he used to believe in ‘One Supreme Master’ Whom He Projected As ‘The Architect Of The Universe’ or ‘The Watchmaker Of This World’ ! Such Beliefs Of Voltaire Is Known As ‘DEISM’ !
His Was A Staunch Supporter Of Reason n Rationalism As Opposed To The Notion Of Feelings n Romanticism!This Practise Of Voltaire Is Also Interpreted As ‘Neo-Classicism’ .
VOLTAIRE was also a great supporter of the then emerging English Philosophy, rather The Discourse Of NEWTONIAN PRINCIPLES -as dicovered and examined by The Legendary Mathematician And An All Time Brilliant Mind,SIR ISSAC NEWTON !
VOLTAIRE was chiefly responsible for the spread of ‘NEWTONIAN PRINCIPLES’ inside France!
VOLTAIRE WAS GREATLY IMPRESSED AND INFLUENCED BY THE ENGLISH MEN OF LETTERS Like JOHN LOCKE, JONATHAN SWIFT, ALEXANDER POPE, JOHN GAY n the likes.He Had Perfected The Art Of Political Satire During His Three Year Exile In England Resulting In The Exchanges Of Ideas With The Various ‘Who’s Who’ Of The English Literary Circle!
VOLTAIRE always stood for the Freedom of Speech n Expression and had not so good views of democracy,rather if we say , he had negative views regarding democracy,we won’t we wrong as he had described democracy as THE RULE OF MOBS. . .kinda ‘MOBOCRACY’ of today!
His unrestricted views,often critical of the ruling elite n the established way of life, had often put him at war with the elites n the french monarchy and due to such things he had to be imprisoned for a eleven months and a couple of exiles!
VOLTAIRE LIVED IN ENGLAND,CIERY n FERNY INSIDE FRANCE AND FOR A FEW MONTHS IN GENEVA.

As a person he was all for libertinism and sociability and had some affairs with women of high births,one of which was with a mother of three children that lasted for nearly 16yrs!
His Such Hedonistic Plus Libertine Ways Had ,At Times, Earned Him Bitter Criticism !
VOLTAIRE ,TILL DATE, IS CONSIDERED AS ONE OF THE GREATEST WITS OF ALL TIME !
A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO VOLTAIRE !
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MRITYUNJAY JHA
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