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|Birth:||5th October, 1713|
|Death:||31st July, 1784|
|Profession:||Author, Critic, Philosopher, Playwright|
Denis Diderot was born in Langres, Champagne, France. He was a French philosopher, art critic, author and playwright. He attended the University of Paris and was awarded a masters of art degree. He was a prominent figure during the Enlightenment and is best known for serving as co-founder, chief editor, and contributor to the Encyclopédie along with Jean le Rond d'Alembert. He is most recognized as the force behind the Encyclopédie, the foremost encyclopedia to be published in France at the eve of the French Revolution, but he also published a other works, comedies and bawdy tales as well as to assist his friend Friedrich Grimm in his collection of tales. The impact of the Encyclopédie was widespread in France and Europe at large for by 1789 more than 25,000 copies had been distributed.
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