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  • Voltaire warred against superstition,error,opp- resion he believed in human happiness and justice
  • Madame Geoffrin was a sponsor of salons which she led these gatherings with a firm hand she gave financial support to encyclopedists.
  • Thomas Hobbes tried to give rational basis for absolute rule by kings.He said governments were to protect people from their own selfishness.And he comapared society to a giant artificial man and he published a book called Leviathan.
  • Abaigal Adams was the wife of John Adams she f irmly supported movment for independence from England and she spoke out for women's rights to education
  • Cesare Beccaria stressed the rights of accused people to fair treatment and he attacked practices in crime and punishment
  • Mary Wollstonecraft was a English writer who argued for women's rights and said education was the key to gaining equality and freedom.
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