Diderot and the Encyclopedia - Summary, History, Facts and Information

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Encyclopedia:

Written and main contributor was Denis Diderot

Meant to combine all the most advanced contemporary philosophical, scientific, and technical knowledge, with articles written by all the leading philosophers of the Enlightenment Period.

The Encyclopedia first appeared between 1751 and 1772.

It had 7 large volumes and 11 more illustrative plates.

Diderot threw his nose up at religion, in which caused controversy.