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Transcript of Denis Diderot
Born on October 5, 1713 in Langres, France
Attended Jansenist Collège d'Harcourt
Earned Masters in Philosophy, and started studying law.
up earning living by translating English works and tutoring children of wealthy families.
Wanted to live off writing, but ended
Married Anne Toinette Champion
Got permission for Denis and his partners to write a 10 volume encyclopedia and worked on it for 26+ years, studying in his spare time
"Denis Diderot." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Biography in Context. Web. 4 Nov. 2014.
Most Important Achievements
Died on July 30, 1784 in Paris, France
He promoted assembling knowledge to share ideas to the world, which is an important learning tool to have human knowledge together in one place.
Denis Diderot was the main editor of the Encyclopedia, which has been used by many to find information and articles on knowledge.
His many philosophical ideas on freedom still influence people on power of government and church.
His most important achievement was publishing
The first Edition of the Encyclopédie in 1751.
The encyclopedia promoted gathering information from around the world and putting it together to share human knowledge.
His most important achievement is still around today and influences current books and encyclopedias.
Riley, Patrick. "Denis Diderot." Europe, 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World. Ed. Jonathan Dewald. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2004. Biography in Context. Web. 4 Nov. 2014.
Torrey, Norman. "Denis Diderot." Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Gale, 2006. Biography in Context. Web. 4 Nov. 2014.
“ Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.”
― -Denis Diderot
This quotation is saying freedom is a World without a complete ruler, so as long as kings are still around there will be no freedom. They will only be free if kings don’t exist. He also mentions the king be strangled by the last priests guts. He says priests and the Church also hold a lot of power that deny freedom, and there should be separation of Church and government.