American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Bayle, 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.
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