Quotes by Baron d'Holbach

About Baron d'Holbach:

Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach was a French-German author, philosopher, encyclopedist and a prominent figure in the French Enlightenment. He was born Paul Heinrich Dietrich in Edesheim, near Landau in the Rhenish Palatinate, but lived and worked mainly in Paris, where he kept a salon. He was well known for his atheism and for his voluminous writings against religion, the most famous of them being The System of Nature (1770).

Author Bio

  • NameBaron d'Holbach
  • DescriptionFrench-German author, philosopher, encyclopedist
  • AliasesPaul-Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach
  • BornDecember 8, 1723
  • DiedJanuary 21, 1789
  • CountryFrance; Germany
  • ProfessionPhilosopher; Writer; Salon-holder; Scientist