Detail from The Canal, Amsterdam, 1889, James McNeill Whistler, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow


Denis Diderot

Nationality: French
Date of birth: 1713
Place of birth: Langres, Champaigne
Date of death: 1784
Category: critic


Denis Diderot, critic and philosopher, was the most prominent of the French Encyclopaedists and one of the leaders of the Enlightenment in France.


Encyclopedia Brittanica, (11th edition) 1911, online.