Voltaire's home is on Quai Voltaire in Paris. The famed philosopher/author lived the last three months of his life here. He had been away from Paris for the past twenty-five years and returned in February of 1783. His writings on religion and government had irked many officials during his lifetime and he was imprisoned on several occasions and forced to flee from his home on many others. He was finally banned from Paris in 1754 by Louis XV and eventually took up residence in a chateau in Ferney, France, where he had spent the past twenty years. Among his reasons for returning to Paris was the debut of his latest play Irene, but he was in ill health and had a difficult journey. He did, however, recover enough to make the premiere in March, to positive reviews and accolades from the public. By May his health had waned again, and he died in this apartment on May 30, 1783 at the age of 83.