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Denis Diderot (1713–1784)

One of the most prominent French philosophes and the author of "L'Encyclopédie", Diderot was born in 1713, the son of a cutler. An ardent student of classical literature, he attended the University of Paris, from which he received a master of the arts degree in 1732. A radical freethinker, Diderot rejected conventional dogma and associated himself... See full bio »


(age 70) in Paris, France

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 2013 Il nipote di Rameau (TV Movie)
 2013 Transaksioni Ningjave (Short)
 2013 La religieuse (novel)
 2005 O Fatalista (novel "Jacques le Fataliste et son maître")
 1986 La monaca del peccato (novel "La Religieuse")
 1984 Jacques le fataliste et son maître (TV Movie) (novel)
 1981 Rameaus Neffe (TV Movie) (play)
 1981 Les amours de Jacques le fataliste (TV Movie) (novel)
 1980 Le neveu de Rameau (TV Movie) (satire dialogue)
 1975 Le sexe qui parle (novel "Les bijoux indiscrets")
 1974 Jaula de todos (Short) (novel "Ceci n'est pas un conte")
 1968 Le deuxième ciel (Short) (commentary)
 1967 Ist er gut? - Ist er böse? (TV Movie) (play "Est-il bon - est-il mechant?")
 1967 Die Marquise von Arcis (TV Movie) (novel "Jacques le fataliste")
 1967 Auf der Lesebühne der Literarischen Illustrierten (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Paradox über die Schauspielkunst (1967) ... (novel)
 1966 The Nun (novel)
 1964 Rameaus Neffe (TV Movie) (book)
 1961 Die Marquise von Arcis (TV Movie) (novel "Jacques le fataliste")
 1945 Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (novel "Jacques le fataliste et son maître")

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Novel: "Les bijoux indiscrets" (filmed as Le sexe qui parle (1975)).

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To attempt the destruction of our passions is the height of folly. What a noble aim is that of the zealot who tortures himself like a madman in order to desire nothing, love nothing, feel nothing, and who, if he succeeded, would end up a complete monster! See more »


With his wife, Antoinette, Diderot had three children, of whom one daughter survived to adulthood: Angelique Diderot, born 1753.

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