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Voltaire Gender: M
François-Marie Arouet
born on 21 November 1694 (greg.)
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Rodden
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French writer of philosophy, poetry and history. As an encyclopedist, satirist, novelist and dramatist, he gained lasting fame, despite the fact that he served several stints in prison for political offenses.

Voltaire enjoyed intermittent favoritism with the greats of Louis XV, Chevalier de Rohan, Newton, Locke and Frederick the Great of Prussia. Through the intervention of Madame de Pompadour, Voltaire had a period of favor at Versailles and was made a member of the French Academy. At the time, he amassed a fortune by shrewd investing and money lending to the rich. He lived luxuriously at an estate in Ferney where eminent men and women of Europe often visited.

Voltaire died on 30 May 1778, Paris, France.

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  • business associate/partner relationship with Diderot, Denis (born 5 October 1713)


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1718 (Wrote his first tragedy)
  • Family : Change residence 1726 (Exiled to England, three years)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1730 (Tragedy, "Brutus" published)
  • Family : Change residence June 1750 (Stayed at the court of Frederick the Great, three years)
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  • Family : Change residence 1758 (Moved to estate in Ferney)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1759 (Novel, "Candide")
  • Death, Cause unspecified 30 May 1778 in Paris (Age 83)
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Source Notes

Penfield Collection quotes E.C.Matthews for "Gemini Asc." with a speculative time of 17:30. Brittanica gives the same date "according to his birth certificate, though he kept the date secret and stated several times that it was February 20, 1694."

Sy Scholfield cites his baptismal certificate dated 22 November 1694 and stating he was born the day before (the 21st), as transcribed in "Théatre complet de Voltaire" by Édouard Fournier (Paris: Laplace, Sanchez et cie, 1874), p. ii.

On 25 December 2020 Starkman downgraded RR to x as no birth time is known. The birth time 17.30 is a speculative birth time by Penfield based on Matthews "which believes he had Gemini rising"

On 24 March 2021, Larry Ely writes: "Marc Penfield did tell me that he remembered that in Cahiers Astrologiques, a journal in France, that one of the issues said that Voltaire has "mid Gemini rising."


  • Traits : Mind : Exceptional mind (Encyclopedist)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Invest/ Property
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy (By moneylending)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Many moves
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (Several stints for political offenses)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Philosopher/ Humanist
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 83)
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy (Sociology, great overviews)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Encyclopedist)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection