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Pierre Quesnel (1699–1774)

Quesnel, Pierre (kā-nel’). A French abbé and historian; born in Dieppe in 1699; died about 1774. Little is definitely known of his life, but he seems to have been in easy circumstances and of high birth. He traveled much, and spent nearly forty years in preparing for his great work, the ‘History of the Jesuits,’ in four volumes.