Huguenot

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a French Calvinist of the 16th or 17th centuries

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Jacob III DeCou UE, of French Huguenot origins, was a fifth generation Quaker.
This volume brings together an international group of scholars to investigate the religious culture of French Huguenots who settled in the British Isles from the time of the Restoration in 1660 to the middle of the eighteenth century.
She then turns to an extensive discussion of Calvin's views, followed by the practices of Genevans, French Huguenots, and Scottish and Dutch reformers.
Over the next several months, thousands of Huguenots were slain in Paris, and similar massacres took place in other towns, with an estimated death toll of 100,000 and the exodus of hundreds of thousands of French Huguenots abroad.
The Mulberry School received its name from the scores of immigrants who populated East London including the French Huguenots, many of whom brought with them Mulberry trees for silk worms to feed off of in order to continue the very prosperous silk trade in London.
From the July 2002 Socinianism and Cultural Exchange symposium, held in Munich, 11 papers highlight the relationship of anti- Trinitarianism to liberal currents in reformed Protestantism, namely Dutch Remonstrants, some of the French Huguenots, and English Latitudinarians.
For more than sixty years, the infamous philosophe preached religious toleration in a society where Protestant worship could send a man or woman to prison for life; his highly publicized defense of French Huguenots brought his name back into prominence years after his plays ceased to attract large audiences.
In March 1627, King Charles I of England declared war on France, motivated in part by his desire to help the persecuted French Huguenots.
Down the years we have had French Huguenots, Jews, White Russians, Poles, all fleeing some kind of persecution.
The suffering of the Roman Catholic Church during the Reign of Terror does not begin to compare to the suffering which it imposed on French Huguenots (Protestants) during the preceding 250 years.
When the French Huguenots fled from religious persecution, they brought us their Protestant work ethic and a genius for industry.
In the 17th century, French Huguenots brought Syrah from France to South Africa's Cape of Good Hope, where it was rechristened "Shiraz.
In 1562, French Huguenots had no more luck with their Charlesfort, the site of which on the South Carolina coast was discovered earlier this year.
At the moment it seems likely that America will benefit as much from the current ideological heresy-hunting in Europe as Prussia itself once did from a similar outburst in France that sent the ablest of the French Huguenots to seek shelter with Herr Hitler's less obsessed predecessor, the Great Frederick.
In this case Frederick William followed in the footsteps of his grandfather, the "great Elector," who is generally credited with beginning the momentum that was to lead to the rise of Brandenburg-Prussia, and who established both his Protestant and cameralist boiza fides by his absorption of the French Huguenots exiled by Louis XIV after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685.