|Birth Day||November 21, 1694|
|Birth Place||Paris, France|
|Age||325 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||May 30, 1778 (age 83)|
He studied Greek and Latin at the College Louis-le-Grand, but left school to pursue a career as a Writer. He subsequently wrote a satirical poem about the Duke of Orleans that resulted in his nearly year-long imprisonment at the Bastille.
He and his four older siblings were the children of a Parisian attorney. He adopted the name Voltaire in 1718.
He was highly influenced by the works of william Shakespeare.