User:Darouet

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I am a student of evolutionary biology with interests in history, literature and philosophy. Darouet is taken from "d'Arouet:" François-Marie Arouet (1694-1778) adopted the nom de plume Voltaire following his imprisonment in the Bastille in 1717.[1]

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  1. Davidson, Ian. Voltaire: A Life, pp.20-22. Profile Books, London: 2010.