Although emigration of Protestants was explicitly forbidden by the Edict of Fontainebleau, scores of people—estimates range from 200,000 to 800,000—fled in the decades that followed, settling in England, Switzerland, Germany and the American colonies, among other places.
The Edict of Fontainebleau revoked the Edict of Nantes. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: Huguenots Huguenots were French Protestants in the 16th and 17th centuries who followed the teachings of theologian John Calvin.
Under pressure from the English, Swedish and especially the Dutch, France retreated and returned the region to Spain, gaining only some frontier towns in Flanders. Select feedback type: Paris Agreement, international treaty, named for the city of Paris, France, in which it was adopted in…. He viewed himself as the direct representative of God, endowed with a divine right to wield the absolute power of the monarchy.
Thank You for Your Contribution! Persecuted by the French Catholic government during a violent period, Huguenots fled the country in the 17th century, creating Huguenot settlements all over...
However, his own passion for personal glory led him to drag France into a series of wars, ultimately at appalling cost to his people. His fleet equaled those of England and Holland. His 5-year-old grandson succeeded him as Louis XV. Tips For Editing. Finally, in 1685, the Edict of Nantes was revoked so that Louis could claim that he had succeeded where Emperor Leopold I had failed—that is, in extirpating Protestantism from his realm.
John B. Louis neither initiated this centralization nor carried it to its final completion, but he certainly accelerated it. Nevertheless, he did his duty as he saw it, with a quite exceptional conscientiousness and devotion. Louis XIV 1638-1715 was king of France from 1643 to 1715. An Informal Portrait 1959 , does not purport to give the whole picture but brings Louis to life as a man and is written in a delightful style.
Although he preferred to select his generals, his bishops, and contrary to legend his ministers from the nobility, Louis did not make the mistake of his successors and exclude the Third Estate from all the best positions. Edit Mode. He was viewed as an idol who would collapse under the blows of ill fortune, but the opposite occurred.
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