Posted on March 29, 2014
Was a bastard born into the French middle classes. Voltaire became a super celebrity in the 1700’s. He was an amazing prolific writer of stories, plays, treaties and tracts. Voltaire was also self-reliant due to his shrewd business acumen and became a very wealthy man. He was jailed twice and eventually banished by the King. He took on the church and state and was considered by some as the first human rights activist. He wrote some twenty thousand letters to his friends. He lived to eighty-four years and had been a sickly child. He craved acceptance while loudly disdaining it.
My Voltaire has also got young Robert Plant’s hair from the amazing 70’s super group Led Zeppelin.