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An encyclopedist is a person who helps to summarize the knowledge of their time in the form of an encyclopedia . The term also includes the editors of an encyclopedia.

A temporally delimited group of such persons were the contributors to the French Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers (1751–1780), who are summarized as encyclopedia (Encyclopédie) .

In Latin Studies, the Roman authors Marcus Porcius Cato the Elder , Marcus Terentius Varro , Aulus Cornelius Celsus and Gaius Plinius Secundus are grouped together as encyclopedists.

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