Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 7 years ago

Who repealed the Edict of Nantes?

Was it Louis XIV or Cardinal Richelieu that repealed the Edict of Nantes? I've been trying to find the answer but some people say it was Louis XIV and some people say it was Cardinal Richelieu, so I don't know who to believe.

4 Answers

  • 7 years ago
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    In 1685, Louis XIV renounced the Edict and declared Protestantism illegal with the Edict of Fontainebleau. This Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, as it is better known, had very damaging results. While the wars of religion did not reignite, many Protestants chose to leave France, most moving to Great Britain, Germany and the Dutch Republic. This exodus deprived France of many of its most skilled and industrious individuals, who would from now on aid France's rivals. The revocation of the Edict of Nantes also further damaged the perception of Louis XIV abroad, making the Protestant nations surrounding France even more hostile.

  • 7 years ago

    The Edict of Nantes was signed by Henry IV of France in 1598 granting toleration to Protestants , it was revoked by Louis XIV in 1685 .

  • 7 years ago

    Louis XIV

    in 1685.

  • lwhhow
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    History has recorded the middle age and quickly aging King did it at the badgering of one of his religious fanatic mistresses Madame de Maintenon to build her own power at court, over the Church, over the King.

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