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Bartholomew's Day, Massacre of
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(Aug 24, 1572) refers to the massacre of the Huguenots in the night before Bartholomew's Day during the wedding festivities of the Protestant Henri de Navarre with the Catholic Marguerite de Valois (Parisian Blood Wedding). It was triggered by the attempted assassination of the leader of the Huguenots and admiral, G. de Coligny. The bloody terror in Paris robbed the Huguenots of their leading elite, claimed Catholic victims as well, and continued in the province. Pope Gregory XII and Philipp II of Spain expressed their approval. Na…

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Dingel, Irene, “Bartholomew's Day, Massacre of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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