French Protestants of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, who were frequently persecuted by the government and by the Roman Catholic Church. For a time, the Edict of Nantes allowed them to practice their religion in certain cities. When the edict was revoked by King Louis xiv in the late seventeenth century, many Huguenots left France. Some emigrated to America.
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How to use Huguenots in a sentence
Had the imprudence to preach against the Huguenots, and with so much success that the king wanted to put him in prison.Chicot the Jester | Alexandre Dumas, Pere
I condemned the Huguenots without pity, but without passion; they were the rotten fruit in my basket and I cast them out.Catherine de' Medici | Honore de Balzac
Eight or nine hundred Huguenots he hanged on the neighbouring trees as heretics, not as Frenchmen.Sir Walter Ralegh | William Stebbing
It was defended by the Huguenots, under the command of M. de Barri, governor of the place.Female Warriors, Vol. I (of 2) | Ellen C. Clayton
He remarks on the desire to learn English expressed by several French persons he met, chiefly Huguenots.