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Jacques le Fevre (Jacobus Faber) writes Aaneti Pauli Epistolas. 1515
Accession of Francis I of France.
Concordat of Bologna.
Martin Luther proclaims documents of Reformation. 1523
First French translation of the Bible.
John Calvin led Protestant Reformation in France and Switzerland. 1526
Tyndale's English version of the New Testament printed in Antwerp. 1529
Louis de Berquin burnt at the stake.
Protestant placard campaign in Paris.
Calvin settles in Basle, Switzerland.
Edict banning all heretics in France.
First refugees leave France.
Publication of Tyndale and Coverdale Bible in English in Hamburg. 1538
Foundation of the French Protestant church at Strasbourg. 1539
Bernard Palissy settles at Saintes.
First substantial Huguenot settlements in Kent and Suxxes, England.
French trading station established at Sheepshead Bay, NY. (Called
French forts established near Quebec.
Jean de Maynier, baron d'Oppede, orders massacre of Waldensians at
Merindol and Cabrieres. Protestants massacreed in 22 French towns and 14
members of Protestant church at Mejux burned at stake over religion.
Death of Henry VIII of England;
accesion of Edward VI.
Death of Francis I of France;
accesion of Henry II.
Protestantism established officially in England. Increased immigration
of Huguenots to Kent, especially Canterbury. Chambre Ardente established
Large groups of French Huguenots began escaping to Channel Islands.
First Huguenot congregation estalised at Canterbury by Jan Utehove and
Francois de la Riviere of Orleans.
Temple of Jesus licensed, earliest foreign Protestant Church in London.
Church of St. Anthony's Hospital in Threeadneedle Street, London, given
to French Huguenots.
Edict of Chateaubriand placed severe restrictions on Protestants,
including loss of one-third of property to informers and confiscation of
all property of those who left France. "Heretical" books were forbidden
Death of Edward VI;
accesion of Mary I of England.
Dispersion of London Protestants;
persecution of English Protestants begins. 1555
French Admiral Gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader, envisions French
Portestant colony in Brazil. King Henry II consented and colony was
wiped out in
by the Portuguese.
First Huguenot consistory in Paris.
First Protestant Church in Paris, France, organized in a home. Date
sometimes given as 1556.
Philip II succeeds to throne of Spain.
Death of Mary I of England;
accession of Elizabeth I.
Treaty of Cateau-Cambresis.
First national synod of the Reformed Churches of France in Paris at
which 15 Protestant churches are represented. Death of Henry II;
accession of Francis II of France..
Conspiracy of Amboise to kill the king of France fails. Edict of
Romorantin lays interdict on Protestantism. Meeting of States General at
Orleans. Death of Francis II; accession of Charles IX of France. July,
Royal edict authorizes imprisonment and confiscation of property upon
all who attend any "heretical" (non-Roman Catholic) public or private
worship service. Beginning of new influx of refugees to Kent from Low
Countries, Picardy, Artois and Flanders. Coiloque of Poissy attempts to
bring about a modus vevendi between Catholics and Protestants in France.
Royal edict of Saint-Germain recognizes new religion as legal and offers
some protection. Massacre of Vassy. First battle of civil war in France
at Dreux. Siege of Rouen.
French colonists, mostly Protestants, set sail to start colony in
Masacree of Protestants at Vassy starts first Civil War in France over
religion. Forces of Duke of Guise attachedd a Protestant assembly in one
of the towns of Champagne and killed some 50 to 60 worshipers. First
battle of civil war at Dreux.
Assassination of Francis, duke of Guise. Pacification of Amboise.
French settlement at Fort Caroline, Florida, founded. Treaty of Troyes.
Spanish forces captured Fort Caroline and slaughtered all inhabitants.
Seige of Saint-Denis.
Death of Montmorency.
Huguenot thread and lace makers established in Maidstone, England.
Others escaped to Cranfield in Bedfordshire and others to the shires of
Oxford, Northampton and Cambridge. Huguenots established glassworks in
London during this period.
Treaty of Longjumeau.
Fort Caroline recaptured by French.
Battle of Jarnac.
Death of Conde.
Battle of Montcontour.
Peace of St. Germain.
Henry of Navarre affianced to Marguerite de Valois. 1572
Anglo-French Treaty of Blois.
Death of Jeanne d'Albret, queen of Navarre. Marriage of Henry of Navarre
and Marguerite deValois. Aug. 24,
St. Bartholomew's Day massacre in Paris and elsewhere in France in which
thousands of Huguenots were lulled into a sense of false safety by King
Charles IX and Queen Mother Catherine and slaughtered. Duc de Guise
(Henri I de Lorraine) personally killed Admiral Gaspard de Coligny.
Slaughter continues until October. Civil War Begins. 1573
Duke of Anjou elected king of Poland.
Edict of Boulonge.
Death of Charles IX;
accession of Henry III of France.
Huguenot settlement at Winchester, England, moved to Canterbury. Truce
with Huguenots in France.
Confederation of Milhaud.
Formation of the Holy League.
Peace of Monsieur and defeat of Henry III. War renewed.
Peace of Bergerac.
Peace of Fleix.
Ordonnance of Blois.
Death of duke of Anjou;
Henry of Navarre becomes heir to the throne of France. Duke of Guise
proclaims Cardinal de Bourbon heir apparent. Treaty of Joinville.
Henry III forced to surrender to the League and the Guises. Treaty of
Outbreak of the War of the Three Henrys. 1586
Truce of Saint-Brice.
Execution of Mary, queen of Scots.
Battle of Coutras.
Battle of Auneau.
Day of the Barricades.
Edict of Union.
Duke of Guise and cardinal of Guise
assassinated at Blois.
Henry III assassinated;
accession of Henry of Navarre as Henry IV of France. Death of Catherine
de Medici. Battle of Arques.
Death of Cardinal de Bourbon (Charles X). 1590
Battle of Ivy.
Seige of Paris.
Battle of Aumale.
States General meet in Paris to elect king. Henry IV converted to
Henry IV crowned at Cartres.
Henry IV enters Paris.
Defeat of Spanish at Fontaine-Francaise. 1596
Conference of Notables at Rouen.
Spanish capture Amiens.
French recapture Amiens.
Peace of Vervins.
Death of Philip II of Spain.
Edict of Nantes proclaimed returning civil and religious freedom to
So strong were Protestants in LaRochelle that Roman Catholic mass had
not been said in 40 years. Huguenots, for a time, became a strong
political power in France. End of Franco-Spanish War. Sable Island
colony of Nova Scotia founded.
Pierre Charivia was commissioned by King Henry IV to colonize North
America and established trading posts on St. Lawrence River in Canada.
Tadoussac on the St. Lawrence founded.
Spanish defeated at Nieuport.
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