Pierre Daniel Huet, a French scholar, born in Caen, Feb. 8, 1630, died in Paris, Jan. 26, 1721. He studied at Caen and Paris, and travelled in Holland and Sweden in 1652. In 1670 he was appointed by the king sub-preceptor under Bossuet of the dauphin, and he directed for his royal pupil the preparation of the Delphin edition of the classics (ad usum Delphini). He was received into the French academy in 1674, became bishop of Avranches in 1689, resigned that office after ten years, and soon afterward entered an establishment of the Jesuits at Paris. His principal works are: De Interpretation (Paris, 1661); Lettre sur l'origine des romans (1670), full of curious researches; Demonstratio Evangelica (1679); Censura Philosophies Cartesianae, (1689), in which he appears as an opponent of Cartesianism; Histoire du commerce et de la navigation des anciens (Lyons, 1716); and Traite philosophique de la faiblesse de Lesprit humain (Amsterdam, 1723), which caused him to be classed among skeptics. He wrote memoirs of his life in Latin (1718; French translation by Charles Nisard, Paris, 1853). His complete works appeared in 1856, in 6 vols.