Anton(Anthonie, Antonius) van Dale (1638 - 1708)

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Birthplace: Haarlem, Haarlem, North Holland, The Netherlands
Death: Died in Haarlem, Haarlem, North Holland, The Netherlands
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About Anton(Anthonie, Antonius) van Dale

Anton van Dale was a Dutch Mennonite preacher, physician and writer on religious subjects, described by the contemporary theologian Jean Le Clerc as an enemy of superstition He was a critic of witch-hunting. His De oraculis veterum ethnicorum dissertationes (1683) was an influential work on oracles, which he argued against the supernatural and the role of the Devil[3] in the pagan oracular tradition. In this he was followed two decades later by Fontenelle, who wrote his Histoire des oracles as an adaptation and popularized version of van Dale's work.

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1638
November 8, 1638
Haarlem, Haarlem, North Holland, The Netherlands
1708
November 28, 1708
Age 70
Haarlem, Haarlem, North Holland, The Netherlands