Voltaire and the Theatre of the Eighteenth Century

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Chronology of Voltaire's Life
Date Events in Voltaire's Life Theatre and Opera Public Life
1694 November 21, born in Paris
1695 Congreve, Love for Love
1696 Cibber, Love's Last Shift
Regnard, Le Joueur
1697 Italian actors banned from Paris
1699 Death of Racine
1700 Congreve, The Way of the World
1702 War of the Spanish Succession
Anne queen of England
1703 Bach, first Organ Works
1704 Enrolled in Louis-le-Grand Cibber, The Careless Husband Battle of Blenheim
Newton, Optics
1705 Motteux, Arsinoe
1707 Farquhar, The Beaux' Stratagem
Crébillon, Atrée et Thyeste
1708 Crébillon, Electre
1709 Lesage, Turcaret
First opera buffa, in Naples
1710 Death of Betterton
1711 Graduates, Louis-le-Grand Crébillon, Rhadamiste et
Zénobie
1712 Philips, The Distrest Mother
1713 Returns to Paris Addison, Cato Peace of Utrecht
1714 Anti-Giton, dedicated to Duclos George I king of England

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