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Religious Wars in France. Calvinism in France. French-Calvinists called Huguenots French Monarchy Catholic King Francois I suppressed Huguenots. King Henri II. Persecuted Huguenots Burning Chamber Married Catherine Medici Mistress Diane de Poitiers

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calvinism in france
Calvinism in France
  • French-Calvinists called Huguenots
  • French Monarchy Catholic
  • King Francois I suppressed Huguenots
king henri ii
King Henri II
  • Persecuted Huguenots
  • Burning Chamber
  • Married Catherine Medici
  • Mistress Diane de Poitiers
  • Killed when a lance struck him in he eye
catherine medici
Catherine Medici
  • Power behind the French throne
  • Had Diane de Poitier deposed
  • Oldest son, Francois II, took throne in 1559
  • 1560, Protestants try attempt coup
  • Catherine coup squashed
religious war
Religious War
  • Francois II died in 1560
  • Charles IX becomes king
  • 1562-1572, war between Protestants and Catholics
  • 1572, Peace of Saint Germain
st bartholomew s day massacre
St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre
  • 1572
  • Marriage between Marguerite of Valois and Henri of Navarre
  • Assassination of Gaspard de Coligny
  • Genocide killing of Huguenots
henri iii
Henri III
  • Initially resumed religious wars
  • 1576, agreed to a truce
  • Gave Huguenots legal status and recognition
  • Made some powerful enemies
  • Henri, Duke of Guise
  • Catholic League

The Catholic League were kind of like the Spanish equivalent of the KKK…except against Protestants

the war of the three henries
The War of the Three Henries
  • 1587-1589
  • Henri of Guise gets fed up with King Henri III for not crusading against Protestants
  • 1588, Henry of Guise usurps throne
  • Later in 1588, Henri III poisons Henri of Guise
  • Catholic League assassinates Henri III in 1589
  • Who will be King of France
  • Husband of Marguerite of Valois (Henri of Navarre)
henri of navarre
Henri of Navarre
  • Crowned King
  • Agrees to become Catholic
  • 1598, Edict of Nantes
  • Pope Clement VIII issues divorce
  • Remarries Marie Medici
  • Fathers Louis XIII