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Articles with keyword "Voltaire"

Kim Stauffer portrays Émilie Du Châtelet

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Mistress of Math

Beyond her relationship with Voltaire, Émilie du Châtelet was one of the foremost thinkers of her time.

A depiction by Achille Devaria of Voltaire greeting  Ben Franklin and his nephew

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Mapping the Republic of Letters

Using modern technology to understand a network of eighteenth-century thinkers.

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High Finance

For clients ranging from courtesans to Voltaire, notaries served as financial advisers in eighteenth-century France.