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Denis Diderot

Denis Diderot is one of the towering figures of the 18th century Enlightenment period, thanks largely to his editorship of the Encylopédie, one of the great attempts to catalog human knowledge. A pro…

Denys

(St.), according to tradition, carried his head, after martyrdom, for six miles, and then deliberately laid it down on the spot where stands the present cathedral bearing his name. This abs…

Denis Villenueve

Denis Villenueve is the French-Canadian film director whose string of successes include the kidnapping thriller Prisoners (2013), the drug war drama Sicario (2015), and the Oscar-nominated sci-fi epic…

Denis Johnson

Denis Johnson was an American writer whose 2007 novel Tree of Smoke won the National Book Award. He was also a poet, journalist and playwright whose work is often described as stories of lost and des…

Denis Compton

Denis ComptonAge: 78 one of Britain's greatest cricket players; had a career of just over 20 years; set record after record, including, most runs scored 3,816 and most centuries (100–ru…

Denis Leary

Denis Leary actor, comedian Born: 8/18/1957 Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts Leary taught at his alma mater, Emerson College in Boston, for five years and also worked as a standup c…

Denis Leary

Denis Leary was an acerbic Boston comedian until 2004, when he refashioned himself as a serious dramatic actor in the cable TV series Rescue Me. A graduate of Boston's Emerson College, he worked the c…

Powers Denied the Government

Learn what the national and state governments are not allowed to do in the United States. Source: The U.S. Government Printing OfficeNational Government State Governments* May not violate the…

Denis Michael HURLEY

HURLEY, Denis Michael, a Representative from New York; born in the city of Limerick, Ireland, March 14, 1843; immigrated to the United States in 1850 with his parents, who settled in Brooklyn, …