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A Week in Literary History

October 5th, 2002

French polymath Denis Diderot (Encyclopédie, 1751-72) is born in Langres, 1713.

Denis Diderot, b. October 5, 1713, d. 1784

Diderot’s famous Encyclopédie, the first volume of which was published in 1751, is an astonishing work, using the research of the leading thinkers and scientists of the day; it was the first, and one of the foremost, jewels of the Enlightenment. Despite persecution by church and crown, Diderot continued working on it until his death thirty years later and achieved a second, posthumous fame in the nineteenth century.

Suggested Reading L’Encyclopédie, 1751-1772.

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