Charles Palissot De Montenoy
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Charles Palissot De Montenoy
Charles Palissot de Montenoy
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Born3 January 1730
Died15 June 1814(1814-06-15) (aged 84)

Charles Palissot de Montenoy (3 January 1730 - 15 June 1814) was an 18th-century French playwright, admirer and disciple of Voltaire and Antoine de Rivarol. Paradoxically, he was often denounced as a Counter-Enlightenment opponent to the parti philosophique, especially for his critic of Diderot and the Encyclopédistes. He is the author of the comedy, Les Philosophes, which was a huge success and caused a scandal in 1760.


Palissot's works were collected in three more or less complete editions: one published in Liege in 1777 at Plomteux, 6 vol. in-8° to which a seventh volume was added in 1779 with the publication of the second edition ; the third by the printingpress of Monsieur, in 1788, 4 volumes in-8° ; the last one published under the eyes of the author, in Paris, Chez Collin 1809, 6 volumes. in-8°.

The chronological list below provides links to the Gallica basis of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France when the book is available in this database:


  • D. Delafarge, La Vie et l'oeuvre de Palissot, Paris, 1912
  • C. Duckworth, "Voltaire's L'Écossaise and Palissot's Les Philosophes : A strategic battle in a major war", Studies on Voltaire and the 18th century, Banbury (Oxfordshire), tome LXXXVII, 1972
  • Hilde H. Freud, "Palissot and "Les Philosophes"", Diderot Studies, Geneva, vol IX, 1967
  • H. Guénot, "Palissot, un ennemi de Diderot et des Philosophes", in Recherches sur Diderot et sur l'Encyclopédie, vol. 1, 1986
  • E. Jovy, Palissot et Gobet, 1928
  • G. Saintville, "Lettres de jeunesse de Palissot", in Mélanges Huguet, 1940, (p. 336-347)
  • Jacques Truchet, Notice on Les Philosophes, in Théâtre du XVIIIe, Paris, Gallimard, Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, 1974, book II, (p. 1383-1395)
  • C.F. Zeer, "Palissot and Voltaire", Modern Language Quarterly, December 1949.
  • Hervé Guénot: "Charles Palissot de Montenoy (1730-1814)", in: Dictionnaire des journalistes (1600-1789).[1]


  1. ^ "Palissot de Montenoy". (in French). Retrieved 2017.

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