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."
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