Volney (17571820)

Volney, French philosopher, born at Craon; travelled in Egypt and Syria; wrote an account of his travels in his “Voyage”; was imprisoned during the Reign of Terror; patronised and promoted to honour by Napoleon, and by the Bourbons on their return; his principal work, “Les Ruines, ou Méditations sur les Révolutions des Empires,” was an embodiment of 18th-century enlightenment (q.v.) (17571820).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Vladimir II.
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Vogt, Carl
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Volapük
Volga
Volney
Volsungs
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Voltaic Electricity
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Voluntaryism
Voodoo
Vortigern
Vosges
Voss, Johann Heinrich
Vossius, Gerard

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