BARTHOLOMEW'S DAY MASSACRE


BARTHOLOMEW'S DAY MASSACRE
   on the 23rd of August 1572, over 10,000 French HUGUENOTS in Paris and other cities were slaughtered on the orders of CATHERINE DE MEDICI. The event left a lasting impression on PROTESTANTS and greatly contributed to ANTI-ROMAN CATHOLIC feeling for several centuries.

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  • Bartholomew's Day Massacre, Saint — • This massacre of which Protestants were the victims occurred in Paris on 24 August, 1572 (the feast of St. Bartholomew), and in the provinces of France during the ensuing weeks, and it has been the subject of knotty historical disputes Catholic …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • St. Bartholomew's Day massacre — Painting by François Dubois, a Huguenot painter born circa 1529 in Amiens, who settled in Switzerland. Although Dubois did not witness the massacre, he depicts Admiral Coligny s body hanging out of a window at the rear to the right. To the left… …   Wikipedia

  • Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre — • This massacre of which Protestants were the victims occurred in Paris on 24 August, 1572 (the feast of St. Bartholomew), and in the provinces of France during the ensuing weeks, and it has been the subject of knotty historical disputes Catholic …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre —    The Saint Bartholomew s Day Massacre was a massacre of the Huguenot leaders in paris on August 23 24, 1572. To increase her power, Queen Catherine de medici intrigued with the Catholic faction, led by the House of guise, against the… …   France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present

  • St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre —    The massacre of some 20,000 Protestants during the week following August 24, 1572, St. Bartholomew s Day, affected Protestant Roman Catholic relationships for centuries afterward.    The prior generation had seen a civil war between Catholic… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • Saint Bartholomew's Day, Massacre of — (Aug. 24–25, 1572) Murder of French Huguenots in Paris by Catholics. As part of the ongoing Wars of Religion, Catherine de Médicis agreed to a plot by the Guise family (see house of Guise) to assassinate the Huguenot Gaspard II de Coligny. When… …   Universalium

  • Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre — Fr. Hist. a massacre of over 3000 Huguenots, instigated by Catherine de Médicis and begun in Paris on St. Bartholomew s Day, August 24, 1572. * * * …   Universalium

  • Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre — Fr. Hist. a massacre of over 3000 Huguenots, instigated by Catherine de Médicis and begun in Paris on St. Bartholomew s Day, August 24, 1572 …   Useful english dictionary

  • St Bartholomew's Day massacre — noun the mass killing of French Protestants (Huguenots) begun in Paris on 24 August 1572, in the reign of Charles IX …   Australian English dictionary

  • Massacre, Saint Bartholomew's Day — • This massacre of which Protestants were the victims occurred in Paris on 24 August, 1572 (the feast of St. Bartholomew), and in the provinces of France during the ensuing weeks, and it has been the subject of knotty historical disputes Catholic …   Catholic encyclopedia


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