HOUDON, Jean-Antoine
(b. 1741, Versailles, d. 1828, Paris)

Denis Diderot

Terracotta, height 83 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Denis Diderot was a French philosopher (seeker of wisdom), playwright, and novelist. He is best known as the editor of the Encyclopédie, a summary of information on all subjects that also questioned the authority of the Catholic Church.

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