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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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 2018 On Friendship (Short) (Original Story)
 2018 Lady J (novel)
 2013 Il nipote di Rameau (TV Movie)
 2013 Transaksioni Ningjave (Short)
 2013 The Nun (novel)
 2005 The Fatalist (novel "Jacques le Fataliste et son maître")
 1986 Convent of Sinners (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 Pussy Talk (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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Other Works:

His play, "Rameau's Nephew," was performed in the CSC Repertory and Fall Festival production at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts with Jeremy Geidt and Tony Shalhoub in the cast. Shelley Berc and Andrei Belgrader were adapters. Andrei Belgrader was also director. Anita Stewart was set designer. Candice ... See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 6 Portrayals | See more »

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It has been said that love robs those who have it of their wit, and gives it to those who have none. 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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