|THE ILLUMINISM: Diderot|
The year of his birth in Langres, in a family of craftsmen.
|1721 Date of birth of Madame de Pompadour|
His family wants him to become a priest so he attends the Jesuits college in Langres; then he moves to the Harcourt college in Paris.
His final examination at the University in Paris. Then for ten years he lives a lively existence working in different fields.
He begins a friendship with Rousseau and Grimm.
Diderot marries Antoinette Champion, against his fathers will.
|1745 The arrival of Madame de Pompadour at the court|
Along with DAlambert he is named join director for the publication of the Encyclopaedia, and for more than twenty years he will be busy working in this field.
He is imprisoned in Vincennes because of his "Lettre sur les aveugles à lusage de ceux qui voient".
The publication of the first book of the Encyclopaedia
Year of the birth of his daughter MarieAngélique
Diderot has a relationship with Sophie Volland with whom he will continue a huge correspondence until his death.
The publication of the seventh book of the Encyclopaedia. The article "Genève" starts a few protests and a certain disagreement with Rousseau.
The Encyclopaedia is considered subversive by the Parliament.
|1764 The death of Madame de Pompadour|
The first ten books of the Encyclopaedia are secretly printed and with a false address.
He travels in Russia and in the Netherlands.
30 july: Diderot dies in Paris