Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre

noun French History.

a massacre of over 3000 Huguenots, instigated by Catherine de Médicis and begun in Paris on St. Bartholomew's Day, August 24, 1572. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre

noun usually abbreviated to: St Bartholomew's Day Massacre

the murder of Huguenots in Paris that began on Aug 24, 1572 on the orders of Charles IX, acting under the influence of his mother Catherine de' Medici
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