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Edict of Nantes

It was issued in 1598, by king Henry IV Bourbon of France. It was the second document (after The January Edict of 1561) issued by a French sovereign to provide religious freedom in the country. It was a consequence of the long-lasting religious conflicts in France between Catholics and Huguenots (other name for Calvinists), situated mainly in Southern France. King Henry IV succeeded Henry III Valois and his infamous mother Catherine de Medici. Henry IV was one of the most prominent leaders of the Protestant opposition in France, but had to convert to Catholicism (for the second time in his life) in order to inherit the throne. The Edict of Nantes was one of the first things that he did as a king, and, basically, it allowed for the Protestants across the land to hold on to the cities that they had turned into their strongholds, while Catholics did the same, too. This was a compromise and angered many, Catholics because they could not get rid of the "heresy" among their lands, and Protestants because they could not succeed in reforming France once and for all.

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When did Edict of Nantes happen?

Edict of Nantes happened in 1598.

The edict of nantes guaranteed freedom to what?

the edict of nantes guaranteed freedom to the protestants.

The Edict of Nantes guranteed freedom to the what of France?

The Edict of Nantes guranteed religious freedom to the Huguenots (protestants) of France.

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Who created the Edict of Nantes?

Henry IV

What was the effect of the adoption of Edict of Nantes?

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The gave the Huguenots freedom of worship.?

The Edict of Nantes, issued by Henry IV of France, granted the Huguenots significant civil rights, including freedom of worship. It marked the end of the religious wars of France during the 2nd half of the 16th century.

What did William and Mary agree?

They agreed to the Edict of Nantes

Who granted religious freedom for all?

Edict of Nantes

Who was the edict of nantes passed to?

Henry IV of France.

Who cancelled the Edict of Nantes?

King Louis XIV.