Category Archives: French Huguenots

Jean Ribault’s Legacy: Huguenot Influence and Contributions

The annals of history are replete with stories of explorers who ventured into the unknown, pushing the boundaries of what was known and expanding the world map. One such significant figure, often overlooked in the chronicles of maritime exploration, is Jean Ribault, a French navigator whose expeditions in the 16th Century left an indelible imprint […]

Passionate Faith: Understanding the Religious Beliefs of the French Huguenots

Throughout history, religious beliefs have played a pivotal role in shaping the destinies of nations and influencing the lives of millions. The French Huguenots, a significant group of French Protestants, stood at the center of a tumultuous religious and political landscape during the 16th and 17th centuries. Their beliefs and struggles for religious freedom not […]

The History of Jacksonville, Florida: Jean Ribault and the Huguenots

History often holds captivating stories that connect us to the past, shedding light on the people and events that have shaped the world we live in today. Jacksonville, Florida, a vibrant city known for its rich cultural heritage and scenic beauty, is no exception. At the heart of Jacksonville’s history lies the enigmatic figure of […]

Admiral Gaspard de Coligny Leader of the French Huguenots

Who Were the French Huguenots?

The French Protestant Legacy: A Journey to Huguenot History Amidst France’s renowned heritage and diverse culture lies a lesser-known chapter in its history—the captivating narrative of the French Huguenots. Who were the French Huguenots, then? The Huguenots were a group of Protestant Christians (Calvinists. Followers of the teachings of the reformers John Calvin, and Martin […]

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Huguenot History: Who Exactly Were The Huguenots?

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries (the 1500s & 1600s), Protestants in France who followed the teachings of John Calvin were known as Huguenots. They were also referred to as French Protestants, members of the Reformed Church, and Calvinists. Calvin was a French theologian who rose to prominence in the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth […]

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French Huguenots Attacked – The St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre

Beginning on the 24th of August 1572, the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre was undoubtedly one of the most horrendous and violent events in French Huguenot history. This widespread murder of French Huguenots killed between 5000 and 25000 people over the course of more than two months. Let’s take a closer look at this horrific event […]

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Seeking Refuge In Brazil: The First French Huguenots In The Americas

The French Protestants, also known as Huguenots, faced heavy persecution in France during the 1500s and 1600s. Despite the growing number of Huguenots in France, the country was still predominantly Roman Catholic. As a result, numerous conflicts and terrible acts of violence, such as the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre took place. Countless French Huguenots fled […]

John Calvin, French Protestant Reformer

John Calvin: The Most Influential Huguenot Theologian In History

Few people would argue that John Calvin is one of the most important – if not the most important – theologians of (Reformed Theology) of modern times. Since the 1500s, Calvin had a huge impact on the Protestant church and many would rank him among the most influential ministers of the Word from France and […]

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An Overview Of The Council Of Trent And Its Purpose

Held between 1545 and 1563 in Trent, Northern Italy, the Council Of Trent was the nineteenth ecumenical council of the Catholic Church. Also known as a general council, this event was a meeting of bishops and other important figures in the church to discuss, debate, and ultimately rule on various questions surrounding the Catholic doctrine. […]

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The Consequences Of Spanish And French Colonization In Florida

In both France and Spain, the 100 years from 1500 to 1600 were incredibly turbulent, to say the least. During this period, the French Wars of Religion, involving conflicts between Protestants and Catholics, spilled over to America, leading to a change in the landscape of the United States, which can still be felt to this […]