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Transportation of Voltaire to the French Panthéon, 8 July 1792

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Transportation of Voltaire to the French Panthéon, 8 July 1792

Description

Although Voltaire’s contribution to the Revolution has been much debated, the revolutionaries themselves had absolutely no doubt of his significance. After 1789 he was much in vogue, in that his plays were often performed and other artists lionized him in various ways. One of the highlights of this glorification was the transfer of his remains (he had died in 1778) from the countryside to the Panthéon in Paris, where heroes of the Revolution were to be interred. This ceremony, which celebrated the noted anti–cleric, was part of the revolutionary campaign against the traditional Catholic Church.

Creator

Laurent Guyot

Source

Museum of the French Revolution

Date

1793

Rights

Museum of the French Revolution

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/138/

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

138
Museum of the French Revolution 90.58

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Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

13 x 61.5cm

Title (French)

Translation de Voltaire au Panthéon français le 8 Juillet 1792