Voltaire, Prussia and Industry

  • Florian Schui


The newspaper Berliner Nachrichten was a publication that kept the reading public of eighteenth-century Berlin well informed. In the year 1750, for instance, it ran stories about romantic picnic spots outside the Brandenburg gate and about the new privileges for the royal Prussian Asiatic trade company. In that year, the reader may have been equally interested in an article announcing the discovery of a perpetuum mobile in Danzig or a new edition of the Spirit of the laws. Or, the reader’s attention may have been caught by three lines that were placed in the lower right hand corner of the paper’s front page on 16 July 1750: ‘On the 10th of this month the French royal chamberlain and historiographer, Mr. de Voltaire, arrived from Paris in Potsdam with his Majesty the King.’1


Eighteenth Century Early Debate Trade Company Opera House Silk Industry 
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