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Bayle, Pierre

Born: 1647 AD
Died: 1706 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Critics, Philosophers

Pierre Bayle was a French philosopher, skeptic, and writer.

 

1647 – Born 18th of November in Carla-le-Comte, near Pamiers.

 

1696 – Entered in Jesuit College at Toulouse and became a Roman Catholic.

 

1670 – Returned to Calvinism, fleeing to Geneva to avoid persecution.

 

Became acquainted with the teachings of René Descartes.

 

1681 – Appointed professor of philosophy and history at the Ecole Illustre in Rotterdam.

 

1682 – Published his famous Pensées diverses sur la comète de 1680.

 

1684 – Bayle began the publication of his Nouvelles de la république des lettres, a journal of literary criticism.

 

1690 – Appeared a work entitled Avis important aux refugies.

 

1706 – He died 28th of December in exile at Rotterdam.

 

1906 – A statue in his honour was erected at Pamiers, "la reparation d’un long oubli."