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Saumur, Huguenot Academy
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The establishment, rise, and heyday of the Saumur academy are closely associated with the name of P. Duplessis-Mornay. In March of 1593, the governor of Saumur received from King Henry IV a decree empowering him to found an academy; this and the Edict of Nantes in 1598 (Huguenots: I, 1) created the conditions for establishing a Calvinist training center in that city, which was one of the safe havens for Huguenots. The Academy comprised a collège, a faculty of arts, and a faculty of theology, with chairs in rhetoric, ancient languages, mathematics, philos…

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Dingel, Irene, “Saumur, Huguenot Academy”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025229>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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