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Calas, Jean 1698-1762

Overview
Works: 233 works in 543 publications in 6 languages and 6,040 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Poetry  Church history  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Attributed name, Correspondent
Classifications: KJV131.C35, 343.52
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Recueil de differentes pieces sur l'affaire malheureuse de la famille des Calas by Jean Calas( Book )

6 editions published between 1762 and 1765 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The History of the misfortunes of John Calas : a victim to fanaticism. To which is added, a letter from M. Calas to his wife and children by Voltaire( Book )

1 edition published in 1775 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calas, sur l'échafaud, à ses juges by Jean Calas( Book )

6 editions published in 1765 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treatise on tolerance by Voltaire( Book )

1 edition published in 1763 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On March 10, 1762, Jean Calas, a Protestant merchant, was publicly executed in Toulouse, France. This punishment had been prescribed by the regional parliament, with hopes that Calas would confess to murdering his adult son in order to prevent his conversion to Catholicism. Steadfastly declaring his innocence, the elderly Huguenot expired after hours of suffering, his limbs broken one by one before the executioner strangled him and burned his corpse. These were the events that inspired Voltaire's Treatise on Tolerance. Even today the Treatise on Tolerance stands as one of the most important milestones in the acceptance of religious tolerance in the Western world
Voltaire über die Toleranz : veranlaßt durch die Hinrichtung des Johann Calas, im Jahre 1762 ; den Bedürfnissen der Zeit gemäß neu übersetzt by Voltaire( Book )

2 editions published in 1789 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manifestations respiratoires inaugurales de la maladie sclérodermique by Jean Calas( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the misfortunes of John Calas : a victim to fanaticism. To which is added A letter from M. Calas to his wife and children; written by M. de Voltaire by Voltaire( Book )

2 editions published between 1775 and 1776 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zwanenzang, of, Laatste klaagtonen van Jean Calas; op het moordschavot, aan zyne wraakzuchtige rechteren te Thoulouse by Voltaire( Book )

1 edition published in 1765 in Dutch and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettre de Mr. de Voltaire à M. d'Am..., touchant l'affaire de la famille de Calas et Sirven by Voltaire( Book )

2 editions published in 1765 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piéces originales concernant la mort des s[ieu]rs Calas, et le jugement rendu a Toulouse by Voltaire( Book )

2 editions published between 1762 and 1763 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire d'Elisabeth Canning, et de Jean Calas by Voltaire( Book )

2 editions published in 1762 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original Pieces relative to the trial and execution of Mr. John Calas ... With a preface, and remarks on the whole, by M. de Voltaire. Fr. & Eng by Voltaire( Book )

2 editions published in 1762 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traité de la Tolérance, etc by Voltaire( Book )

2 editions published in 1901 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Procès Calas, 13 Octobre au 18 Novembre 1761 procedure des capitouts by Jean Calas( Book )

2 editions published between 1761 and 1968 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case of Jean Calas by Frederic Herbert Maugham Maugham( Book )

2 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Afer Calas

Ahar deus Calàs

Caso Calas

Ioannes Calas

Jean Calas

Jean Calas Frans handelaar (1698-1762)

Jean Calas französischer Protestant, der Opfer eines Justizmordes wurde

Jean Calas French martyr

Joan Calàs

Proces Jana Calasa

Калас, Жан

ז'אן קאלה

قضية كالاس

칼라스 사건

Languages
English (118)

French (69)

Spanish (5)

German (2)

Italian (2)

Dutch (1)

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