Denis Diderot, French man of letters and philosopher who, from 1745 to 1772, served as chief editor of the Encyclopedie, one of the principal works of the Age of Enlightenment. Diderot wrote novels, short stories, and plays as well as treatises on natural science. He is also regarded as the first great art critic.
Denis Diderot ( / ˈdiːdəroʊ /;  French: [dəni did (ə)ʁo]; 5 October 1713 – 31 July 1784) was a French philosopher, art critic, and writer, best known for serving as co-founder, chief editor, and contributor to the Encyclopédie along with Jean le Rond d'Alembert. He was a prominent figure during the Age of Enlightenment. 
Denis Diderot (1713–1784) is often seen as Voltaire’s second in that role since it was around both men that the Enlightenment philosophes rallied as a movement after 1750.
Denis Diderot, (born Oct. 5, 1713, Langres, France—died July 31, 1784, Paris), French man of letters and philosopher. Denis Diderot summary | Britannica Denis Diderot, (born Oct. 5, 1713, Langres, France—died July 31, 1784, Paris), French man of letters and philosopher. Search BritannicaClick here to search Search BritannicaClick here to search
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Born in 1713 in Langres, a middling cathedral town in central France about 300 kilometers southeast of Paris, Diderot began life with very little pointing him toward his future as a world renowned writer and intellectual.
Denis Diderot (October 5, 1713 – July 31, 1784) was a French philosopher and writer, a prominent figure in what became known as the Enlightenment, and the editor-in-chief of the famous, Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers.
The French philosopher and essayist Denis Diderot served as chief editor (1745–72) of the Encyclopédie, and in that role he was one of the originators and interpreters of the Enlightenment. The work, notable for its attitude of tolerance and liberalism, had profound political, social, and intellectual repercussions in France just prior to ...
Today (October 5) is 300 years since the birth of Denis Diderot, a prominent Enlightenment philosopher, art critic, and writer, who died on July 31, 1784, aged 70. A key Enlightenment figure,...
Introduction. Denis Diderot was born in Langres in 1713 and died in Paris in 1784. He co-edited, with Jean Le Rond d’Alembert (1717–1783), the famous Encyclopédie (1751–1772) and was one of the foremost exponents of the philosophy of the Enlightenment. However, since he was not well known at the time of his death, it was not until the ...