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The French philosopher Denis Diderot was well known for his role as the co-founder and writer of Encyclopédie , one of the most comprehensive encyclopedias of the time. He lived nearly his entire life in poverty, but that all changed one day in 1765.
Diderot’s daughter was about to be married and he could not afford to pay for the wedding.
When Catherine the Great, the Empress of Russia, heard of Diderot’s financial troubles, being his book lover bought his library.
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