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Bernard, James

Bernard, James, philosopher, was born in 1658 at Nions, Dauphine. As a minister he preached the reformed doctrines and was in consequence obliged to retire to Holland. In 1705 he became pastor of the Walloon church in Leyden, and succeeded M. de Valder as professor of mathematics and philosophy in the university there. Among his writings are Histoire Abregree de l'Europe, Lettres Historiques, Actes de Negotiations de la Paix Ryswic, a continuation of Bayle's Nouvelles de la Republiques des Lettres, etc. He died in 1718.