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Voltaire was one of the greatest of the Enlightenment philosophers, and his voice and values remain a vital presence in European culture today. It is the mission of the Voltaire Foundation to promote and explore these values.

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Voltaire on death

One can read through Voltaire’s letters to learn more about his views on democracy and religion, as well as the soul and afterlife.

The Voltaire Library Project: using digital humanities to understand Voltaire’s influences

In the firmament of the Siècle des Lumières, Voltaire is the sun.

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The Voltaire Foundation is a world leader for eighteenth-century scholarship, publishing the definitive edition of the Complete Works of Voltaire (Œuvres complètes de Voltaire), as well as Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment (previously SVEC), the foremost series devoted to Enlightenment studies, and the correspondences of several key French thinkers.