DU HALDE, dü hāld', JEAN BAPTISTE: French Jesuit; b. in Paris Feb. 1, 1674; d. there Aug. 18, 1743, He entered the Society of Jesus in 1708, and succeeded Father Legobien as editor of the letters written by the foreign missionaries of the order. He edited vols. ix.-xxvi., inclusive, and published an excellent résumé of letters from China under the title, Description géographique, historique . . . de 1'empire de la Chine . . . (4 vols., Paris, 1735, Eng. transl., The General History of China, 4 vols., London, 1736).