In Paris, approximately 23 years before the French Revolution, a 19 year old man was burned at the stake after a condemnation for blasphemous behaviour such as not taking off his hat for a religious procession. What book was symbolically burned with him?
#59904. Asked by Flem-ish. (Oct 11 05 8:31 AM)
This was Jean-Francois de la Barre, who was executed on July 1, 1766. Voltaire's "Philosophical Dictionary" went into the flames with him:
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