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Bayle, Pierre 1647-1706; Fr. critic & philosopher
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, Pierre 1647-1706.
French philosopher and critic. Considered the progenitor of 18th-century rationalism, he compiled the famous Dictionnaire historique et critique (1697) and championed the cause of religious tolerance.