Birth Name:
François-Marie Arouet
Birth Date:
November 21, 1694
Birth Place:
Paris, France
Death Date:
May 30, 1778
Place of Death:
27 Quai Voltaire, 75007 Paris, France
Cause of Death:
Exact cause unknown - experienced severe lower abdominal pain shortly before death
Cemetery Name:
Le Panthéon
Claim to Fame:
Historical Figure
Voltaire was a French writer and philosopher who produced prolific works that challenged the 18th century's ideas about religion and civil rights. Voltaire is most famously known for his satirical novel Candide, which was very popular and controversial. He was one of the first authors to become renowned and commercially successful internationally. He was an outspoken advocate of civil liberties, and he was at constant risk from the strict censorship laws of the Catholic French monarchy. His polemics witheringly satirized intolerance, religious dogma, and the French institutions of his day.

Fun Fact

Voltaire was also known to have been a big advocate for coffee, as he was reported to have drunk it 50–72 times per day

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Le Panthéon

Place du Panthéon

Paris, , 75005




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Grave Location Description

Enter through the main entrance, and go straight all the way to the back of the building. There will be a sign pointing left to go to the Crypt. Follow the signs and go down the staircase to the Crypt. In the Crypt, equal in size to the main hall above, though with space consumed by structural elements, you’ll see the tombs and memorials for Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, physicists Marie and Pierre Curie, along with Voltaire.

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48.846283, 2.346063

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