Raynal, Guillaume Thomas François
Guillaume Thomas François Raynal (1713-1796) was a French priest who turned to writing historical works after he was dismissed from his parish. He was co-author of a six-volume history of the European colonies in the Americas. He expressed support for the idea of an Atlantic Atlantis in his 1780 Histoire philosophique +.
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