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18/11/1718 Voltaire's "Oedipus" premieres in Paris

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Oedipus premiered at the Comédie-Française, where Quinault-Dufresne played Oedipus, and Charlotte Desmares played Jocaste. The Régent was present at the event and congratulated Voltaire for his success. It was Voltaire's first literary work for which he used the pen-name, Voltaire.
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