Edict of Nantes

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Edict of Nantes (French Hist) an edict issued by Henry IV. (A. D. 1598), giving toleration to Protestants. Its revocation by Louis XIV. (A. D. 1685) was followed by terrible persecutions and the expatriation of thousands of French Protestants.
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Usage

In literature:

Cromwell is a hypocrite and an impostor; the revocation of the edict of Nantes is the laudable act of a king who is a defender of the faith.
"A History of French Literature" by Edward Dowden
Daniel had left the service of France on the 25th of October, 1685, three days after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
THE REVOCATION OF THE EDICT OF NANTES.
"Louis XIV., Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
This demand led to the famous Edict of Nantes.
"Henry IV, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
Edict of Nantes, The, 183.
"The Cathedrals of Northern France" by Francis Miltoun
By the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, a large number of the bourgeoisie, or middle class, was driven from France.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
His father was a Huguenot, and at the revocation of the edict of Nantes was obliged to abandon his native country.
"Glimpses of the Past" by W. O. Raymond
Revocation of the Edict of Nantes.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
After the revocation of the edict of Nantes the settlement of some French refugees further stimulated this industry.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
Peace was restored, and the "Edict of Nantes," which quickly followed, proved to his old friends, the Huguenots, that they were not forgotten.
"The Evolution of an Empire" by Mary Parmele
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