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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…

Diderot, Denis

(Encyclopedia) Diderot, Denis dənē´ dēdərō´ [key], 1713–84, French encyclopedist, philosopher of materialism, and critic of art and literature, b. Langres. He was also a novelist,…

Denis

(Encyclopedia) Denis, king of Portugal: see Diniz .

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…

Denis Potvin

Denis PotvinBorn: Oct. 29, 1953Hockey D won Norris Trophy 3 times (1976,78-79); 5-time All-NHL 1st-team; led NY Islanders to 4 Stanley Cups.Sam PollockN - QMike Powell

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…

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…

Saint-Denis

(Encyclopedia) Saint-Denis, city (1990 pop. 122,875), capital of the French overseas department of Réunion. It is a port on the Indian Ocean at the mouth of the St.-Denis River and…

Denis, Maurice

(Encyclopedia) Denis, Maurice môrēs´ dənē´ [key], 1870–1943, French painter and writer on art. His paintings, usually on religious themes, have not proved so influential as his art…

Saint-Denis

(Encyclopedia) Saint-Denis săN-dənē´ [key], city (1990 pop. 90,806), Seine–Saint-Denis dept., N central France. It is an industrial suburb N of Paris. Metals, chemicals, machinery,…