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."