Edict of Nantes

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Mérindol (1545) - Amboise (1560)

1st-7th wars
1562-63: Edict of Saint-Germain - Vassy - Dreux - Edict of Amboise
1567-68: Saint-Denis
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1576-77: Treaty of Bergerac
1579-80: Treaty of Fleix

War of the Three Henrys
Treaty of Nemours - Day of the Barricades - Ivry - Paris - Craon - Edict of Nantes

Huguenot rebellions
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The Edict of Nantes, issued on April 13, 1598, by Henry IV of France, granted the Calvinist Protestants of France (also known as Huguenots) substantial rights in a nation still considered essentially Catholic. The main concern was civil unity.[1] and the Edict separated civil from religious unity, treated some Protestants for the first time as more than mere schismatics and heretics, and opened a path for secularism and tolerance. In offering general freedom of conscience to individuals, the edict offered many specific concessions to the Protestants, such as amnesty and the reinstatement of their civil rights, including the right to work in any field or for the State and to bring grievances directly to the king. It marks the end of the religious wars that tore apart the population of France during the second half of the 16th century. It was preceded by the Edict of St. Germain by Catherine de Médicis which had granted limited tolerance to Huguenots, but which was revoked at the beginning of the religious wars.

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