Pierre Bayle


Quotes by Pierre Bayle


  • Nationality French
  • Profession Philosopher
  • Born November 18, 1647
  • Died December 28, 1706

Pierre Bayle (French: [b?l]; 18 November 1647 – 28 December 1706) was a French philosopher and writer best known for his seminal work the Historical and Critical Dictionary, published beginning in 1697. Bayle was a Protestant. As a forerunner of the Encyclopedists and an advocate of the principle of the toleration of divergent beliefs, his works subsequently influenced the development of the Enlightenment.

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