This is largely attributable to his intriguing, enigmatic personality.
When his father found out, he sent Voltaire to study law, this time in CaenNormandy. But the young man continued to write, producing essays and historical studies. Voltaire's wit made him popular among some of the aristocratic families with whom he mixed.
From early on, Voltaire had trouble with the authorities for critiques of the government. As a result, he was twice sentenced to prison and once to temporary exile to England. He campaigned to eradicate priestly and aristo-monarchical authority, and supported a constitutional monarchy that protects people's rights.
Its origin is unclear.
These come from associations with words such as voltige acrobatics on a trapeze or horsevolte-face a spinning about to face one's enemiesand volatile originally, any winged creature. In a letter to Jean-Baptiste Rousseau in MarchVoltaire concludes by asking that, if Rousseau wishes to send him a return letter, he do so by addressing it to Monsieur de Voltaire.
Voltaire is known also to have used at least separate pen names during his lifetime. It was a flop and only fragments of the text survive.
On the journey, he was accompanied by his mistress, Marie-Marguerite de Rupelmonde, a young widow. A publisher was eventually secured in The Hague. He was intrigued by Britain's constitutional monarchy in contrast to French absolutismand by the country's greater support of the freedoms of speech and religion.
Later, however, as Shakespeare's influence began growing in France, Voltaire tried to set a contrary example with his own plays, decrying what he considered Shakespeare's barbarities.
Voltaire may have been present at the funeral of Isaac Newton[a] and met Newton's niece, Catherine Conduitt. He was now indisputably rich. Again, a main source of inspiration for Voltaire were the years of his British exile, during which he had been strongly influenced by the works of Sir Isaac Newton.
Voltaire strongly believed in Newton's theories; he performed experiments in optics at Cirey,  and was one of the sources for the famous story of Newton and the apple falling from the tree, which he had learned from Newton's niece in London and first mentioned in his Letters.
While Voltaire remained a firm Newtonian, the Marquise adopted certain aspects of Leibniz's arguments against Newton. These, along with his Letters on the English mark the beginning of Voltaire's open criticism of intolerance and established religions.
Voltaire and the Marquise analyzed the Bible and concluded that much of its content was dubious. In AugustFrederick the Greatthen Crown Prince of Prussia and a great admirer of Voltaire, initiated a correspondence with him.
On a visit to Paris that year, he found a new love—his niece. At first, his attraction to Marie Louise Mignot was clearly sexual, as evidenced by his letters to her only discovered in My favorite line, “Anyways after we had sex ”.
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