Contributor biographical information for Passionate minds : the great love affair of the Enlightenment, featuring the scientist Emilie Du Chatelet, the poet Voltaire, sword fights, book burnings, assorted kings, seditious verse, and the birth of the modern world / David Bodanis.


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DAVID BODANIS taught a survey of intellectual history at the University of Oxford for many years and is the author of several books, including Electric Universe, The Secret House, and the bestselling E=mc2. Originally from Chicago, Bodanis lived in France for a decade and currently lives in London, England. Visit his website at davidbodanis.com


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Voltaire, -- 1694-1778 -- Relations with women.
Du Ch„atelet, Gabrielle Emilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, -- marquise, -- 1706-1749.
Authors, French -- 18th century -- Biography.
Scientists -- France -- Biography.
Mistresses -- France -- Biography.