Louis-Jacques Goussier - Diderot's Encyclopedia

Diderot's Encyclopedia

Louis-Jacques Goussier is famous for his work on Diderot's encyclopedia. He was the first drawer to be hired on that project, in 1747 and he did himself more than 900 plates and directed the drawing of the others. Some call Goussier the third encyclopedist, after Diderot and d'Alembert.
Goussier spent ten years visiting people of all arts and techniques (textile, smith, mill, glass, etc.), and twenty-five years drawing. He also wrote sixty-one articles.

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Name Goussier, Louis-Jacques
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Date of birth March 7, 1722
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Date of death 1799
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