|THE ILLUMINISM: Voltaire|
year of the birth of Voltaire.
Voltaire attends the Jesuits College, Louis-le-Grand.
Voltaire works as secretary for the French Embassy.
Voltaire is imprisoned in the Bastille for eleven months.
His first success with his tragedy "Oedipe".
|1721 Date of birth of Madame de Pompadour|
He published the first edition of "La Henriade" an epic poem about the religion war and Henry IV.
After a persecution by Rohan the knight, Voltaire was imprisoned in the Bastille and subsequently exiled in England.
He returned to France.
He published "Lhistoire du Charles XII" (The history of Charles XII).
The success of his tragedy "Zaire".
He publishes "Le Lettres philosophiques" (The philosophical letters). Threatened to be arrested, Voltaire seeks refugee in Cirey by his friend Madame du Chatelet.
While in Cirey, he publishes "Les éléments de la philosophie de Newton" (The elements of Newtons philosophy).
Voltaire visits Frederick II in Clèves.
With the coming of the Angerson brothers, his friends, Voltaire accomplishes a secret mission in Berlin.
|1745 The arrival of Madame de Pompadour at the court|
Louis XV wins in Fontenoy and Madame Pompadour arrives at court. Voltaire is named historian of the King.
He is elected at the Académie Française (The French Academy).
He has to face some difficulties at court. "Zadig".
In Nancy he attends the court of Stanislaus, the father in law of the King.
Madame du Châtelet dies.
Voltaire is named Chamberlain of Frederick II and goes to Berlin.
Voltaire publishes "La Siècle du Louis XV" (The century of Louis XV).
The Abbey of Prades collaborates to write The Encyclopaedia and then takes refugee in Berlin.
Voltaire breaks up with Fredrick II.
Voltaire publishes LEssai sur le moers and LEsprit de nations and collaborates to the Encyclopaedia. DAlambert goes to the Délices.
The Seven Year War begins.
The defeat of the French army in Rossbach.
The Duke of Choiseul takes part in the Ministry.
Voltaire publishes "Candide" as well as a few pamphlets against the enemies of the philosophers.
Voltaire publishes "Le Traité sur la tolerance" (The treatise about tolerance).
|1764 The death of Madame de Pompadour|
A portable philosophical dictionary is published in Geneva.
Voltaire publishes Le Philosophe ignorant (The ignorant philosopher) and an extended edition of the Dictionnaire philosophique (The Philosophical Dictionary).
The knight La Barre is beheaded for impiety and a copy of the Philosophical Dictionary is is burnt on his body.
The publication of "L'Ingénu".
The publication of "La Princesse de Babylone".
A new edition of the Philosophical Dictionary entitled "La Raison par alphabet".
An extended edition of the Philosophical Dictionary.
Voltaire publishes "La Bible enfin expliquée".
Voltaire goes back to Paris: the apotheosis and the death.
Round table in to Sans Souci|
Voltaire and Frederic II of Prussia