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Many of the works in the Online Library of Liberty have been banned or censored at various times by governments, established churches, and pubic schools for their content. Among these are:

  • a number of translations of the Bible
  • the Koran
  • the U.S. Constitution

Some famous authors whose works have been banned include (in alphabetical order):

  • Francis Bacon
  • Beaumarchais
  • Calvin
  • Chaucer
  • Condorcet
  • Confucius
  • Dante
  • Descartres
  • Erasmus
  • Galileo
  • Gibbon
  • Hobbes
  • Homer
  • Hume
  • Kant
  • Locke
  • Machiavelli
  • J.S. Mill
  • Milton
  • Montaigne
  • Montesquieu
  • Paine
  • Pascal
  • Rousseau
  • Shakespeare
  • Adam Smith
  • Spinoza
  • Voltaire

See our collection of Banned Books.

This list has been compiled from the following sources:

Last modified April 13, 2016