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Denis Diderot (1713 - 1784) was a French writer and philosopher.

Born in Langres, Champagne, France on October 5, 1713, he was a prominent figure in what became known as The Enlightenment, he was the editor-in-chief of the famous Encyclopédie.

Diderot also contributed to literature, notably with is work Jacques the Fatalist[?], which challenged conventions regarding novels and their structure and content, while also examining philosophical ideas relating to free will.

He died in Paris on July 31, 1784 and was buried in the city's Eglise Saint-Roch[?].

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