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More interesting facts on Age of Enlightenment
- the Hollandsche Spectator, inspired by the British Spectator, was one of the most important developments in Dutch literature during the Enlightenment period?
- while most Enlightenment scholars criticized the Byzantine system of the Eastern Roman Empire, Konstantin Leontiev, a scholar from the Russian Empire praised it for the very same reasons?
- Friar Camilo Henríquez (pictured), a founding father of Chile and editor of Chile's first newspaper, was interrogated by the Spanish Inquisition for possessing banned Enlightenment philosophy, including books by Rousseau and Mercier?
- Justus van Effen has been recognized as one of the most important Dutch language writers of the eighteenth century and an influential figure of the Dutch Enlightenment?
- Gazette d'Amsterdam was one of the most important European newspapers of the Enlightenment period?
- Courier du Bas-Rhin, one of the leading European papers of the late 18th century Enlightenment period, and the main rivals of the Gazette de Leyde, was significantly controlled by the Prussian government?
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