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His there any valid source that one of Voltaire house have been used by the Bible Society? I heard many times the illustration, but I never read a valid source of this.

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Apparently it is not true:

There is an apocryphal story that his home at Ferney was purchased by the Geneva Bible Society and used for printing Bibles, but this appears to be due to a misunderstanding of the 1849 annual report of the American Bible Society. Voltaire's chateau is now owned and administered by the French Ministry of Culture.

Source: Wikipedia

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Dang, I thought it would be a day without wholly wikipedia sourced answers. Oh well +1, fearless and inventive. –  Peter Turner Jan 18 '12 at 15:04
@PeterTurner: I did it from memory. :) –  Wikis Jan 18 '12 at 15:28
I've read that voltaire owne two houses. One in Geneva, one in France. The one in Geneva would be the one used by the Geneva Bible Society. –  David Laberge Jan 19 '12 at 12:45
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Here is the answer! Two houses - one in geneva used by bible society and the other in ferney france, under french government.

Wiki's answer is true, but still untrue when it comes to answering this question, because it mistakes the house in france for the house in Geneva. Sloppy research!!

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This information may be true but you present it rather unprofessionally. There is no cause to rag on other answers, just answer the question. Secondly, the source you link to is kind of dubious. At the very least it is itself not first hand research. Can you back up your claim with anything more substantial? Incidentally if the answer to that is yes, why don't you correct the error on Wikipedia while you are at it? –  Caleb May 25 '13 at 21:32
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