|Birth: ||Dec. 8, 1723|
|Death: ||Jan. 21, 1789|
French philosopher, he was one of the Encyclopedists. He was born in Palatinate, Germany but grew up in Paris, France. He became a member of a group literary men that included Diderot, Helvétius, Condorcet, and Rousseau. He was a supporter of naturalistic and materialistic views and was a vigorous opponent of Christianity and all positive forms of religion. His best-known work is Système de la nature which he wrote in 1770 and had a great impact on the philosophy that there is nothing but material and motion. He died on January 21, 1789 and was buried in a crypt next to Diderot in the crypt of the Chapel of the Virgin behind the high altar in Saint-Roch. No tablet marks their tombs, and although repeated investigations have been made no light has been thrown on the exact position of their burial place. (bio by: Lisa)
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Church of Saint-Roch
Plot: Unknown location in church; body dislocated during French revolution.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: David Conway
Record added: Mar 06, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6239256
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