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Today In History: October 18

Microsoft News | Slide 1 of 18: Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, October 1685. Louis XIV renounced the edict and declared Protestantism illegal under the Edict of Fontainebleau. Edict originally issued on 13 April  1598  by Henry IV of France. It granted certain rights to the Calvinist Protestants of France (Huguenots) and aimed to end French Wars of Religion (1562–98).

1685 - Louis XIV

King Louis XIV signed the Edict of Fontainebleau, revoking the Edict of Nantes that had established legal toleration of France's Protestant population, the Huguenots.

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