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  • I'm Thomas Hobbes and i am a politician. I went to Oxford University. I went to many, many different European countries. I met many writers, scientist, and philosophers. I've always thought that human beings were naturally cruel, selfish, and greedy. If you didn't already know, but I did publish a book called Leviathan.
  • I'm Abigal Adams, wife to the President John Adams. I really supported the movement for independence from England. I was the first lady of the U.S in 1801.
  • I'm John Locke. My thinking about government and peoples wrights had a major impact on the Enlightenment. I have wrote many theories of government. I published a book called Two Treatises of Government. I denied the divine right of kings to rule. My view of government had a wide influence on the Enlightnment
  • My name is Mary Wollstonecraft. I was an early leader in the struggle to gain equal rights for women. I published a essay in 1792. I believed that education was the key to gaining equality and freedom.
  • My name is Voltaire. My real name is Francois-Maire Arouet. I attended a catholic collage in Paris.I believe passionately in reforming society in the name of justice and human happiness. One of my books was a funny noval called Candide.
  • I am Madame Geoffrin. I was the most prominent sponsors of salons. Princes and politicians mingled with artists ,writers,and philosophers.I revered Mondays for artists and Wednesdays for philosophers and writers.
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