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Calas, Marc Antoine

Born: 17XX AD
Died: 1761 AD.

Nationality: French
Categories: Commoner


         - He was eldest son of French merchant Jean Calas.

1762 - His death occurred under mysterious circumstances, and his father was tortured to death on a breaking wheel on the 10th of March after being convicted of killing his son.

         - Many believed Calas' motive was to keep his son from converting to Catholicism, and the case was taken up by Voltaire, who began a successful campaign to get Calas' sentence overturned.


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