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Denis Diderot

  • Birth 5 Oct 1713 Langres, Departement de la Haute-Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France
  • Death 31 Jul 1784 Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
  • Cenotaph Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
  • Memorial ID 7500

French Philosopher, Author. Considered one of the leading exponents of the Enlightenment. Graduated in 1732 at the University of Paris, but devoid of a specialization, he practiced various jobs including that of private tutor. During the following decade he was the promoter and co-author of the "Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers." In 1773, Empress Catherine II invited him to St. Petersburg, and asked him to prepare plans to social reform and of the public education in Russia. The main theme of his writings concerns the philosophical and scientific origins of life, that is present at higher levels, as consciousness and thought. He was a prolific writer, but his works were almost all published after his death.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 7 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7500
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Denis Diderot (5 Oct 1713–31 Jul 1784), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7500, citing The Pantheon, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .