Diderot, by Louis-Michel van Loo, 1767.
|Born||5 October 1713
|Died||31 July 1784
Denis Diderot (French: [dəni didʁo]; 5 October 1713 – 31 July 1784) was a French philosopher, art critic and writer. He was a known figure during the Enlightenment. He is best known for serving as co-founder, chief editor and contributor to the Encyclopédie along with Jean le Rond d'Alembert.
Diderot died from pulmonary thrombosis in Paris, aged 70.
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- Jacques Smietanski, "Le Réalisme dans Jacques le Fataliste" (Paris: Nizet, 1965).