Category Archives: Holbach, Paul-Henri Thiry Baron d’

PAUL-HENRI THIRY, BARON D’HOLBACH
(1723-1789)

from The System of Nature

  Baron d’Holbach was born Paul Heinrich Dietrich (later Thiry) of German parentage, but was raised and educated by an uncle who had made his fortune in France. With his uncle’s death, Holbach inherited his fortune and name, and in … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Europe, Holbach, Paul-Henri Thiry Baron d', Selections, The Early Modern Period