Urbain de Vandenesse
Urbain de Vandenesse (? – 1753, Paris) was an 18th-century French physician and Encyclopédiste.
The 270 articles he wrote for the Encyclopédie by Denis Diderot and d’Alembert are the only texts we know of him. There were more than 150 articles for Volume I and about 100 for Volume II ; his sudden death interrupted his cooperation for the relevant sections of Volume III for which he could contribute only one article.
- Kafker, Frank A.: Recherches sur Diderot et sur l'Encyclopédie. Année (1990) Volume 8 Numéro 8 pp. 101-121, S.118
- Williams, Elizabeth, A.: A Cultural History of Medical Vitalism in Enlightenment Montpellier (The History of Medicine in Context). Ashgate Publishing Limited (2003) ISBN 0-7546-0881-6, S.122 ff.
- Frank Arthur Kafker: The Encyclopedists as individuals: a biographical dictionary of the authors of the Encyclopédie, Oxford 1988, ISBN 0-7294-0368-8