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Denis Diderot
Diderot, interpreter of nature: selected writings (1963 edition)
Denis Diderot
As quoted in The Golden Treasury of Thought : A Gathering of Quotations from the Best Ancient and Modern Authors (1873) by Theodore Taylor, p. 227

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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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