The 18th century writers in France who compiled the French Encyclopédie (Encyclopedia), most prominently Diderot, were known as the Encyclopédistes. Like Pierre Bayle (1647-1706), who created the first French dictionary, most of the Encyclopédistes were members of a group known as the philosophes who promoted the advancement of science and secular thought and supported the new tolerance and open-mindedness of The Enlightenment. The French Republic or France (French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. ... Fig. ... Denis Diderot Denis Diderot (October 5, 1713 - July 31, 1784) was a French writer and philosopher. ... Pierre Bayle (November 18, 1647 - December 28, 1706) was a French philosopher and writer. ... The Philosophes (French for Philosophers) were a group of French thinkers of the 18th century Enlightenment. ... The Age of Enlightenment (or The Enlightenment for short) was an intellectual movement in 18th-century Europe. ...
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