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Denis Diderot
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Essai sur le Mérite et la Vertu (1745)
Denis Diderot
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Pensées Philosophiques (1746)


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Denis Diderot
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Born: October 5, 1713

Died: July 31, 1784 (aged 70)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Editor

Bio: Denis Diderot was a French philosopher, art critic, and writer. He was a prominent person during the Enlightenment and is best known for serving as co-founder and chief editor of and contributor to the Encyclopédie.

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