Huguenots in the Netherlands
The Huguenots in the Netherlands and South Africa
Fritz Juengling PhD, AG®
- 1530 John Calvin broke from the Catholic Church
- 1536 Calvin publishes Institutes of the Christian Religion, a highly regarded secondary reference for Calvinism
- 1559 French Confession shows a decidedly Calvinistic orientation
- 1560s Historians estimate more than half of the nobility were Calvinist (or Huguenot), and 1,200– 1,250 Calvinist churches had been established, by 1562 with the outbreak of war, there were 2 million Calvinists
- 1562 1 March - Massacre of Vassy (Wassy) agreed to begin the Wars of Religion
- 1572 - St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre
- 1576 - Formation of the first Catholic League in France
- 1593 - Henry IV abjures Protestantism 1598 April - Edict of Nantes issued by Henry IV 1652 – First Dutch settlers arrive in South Africa, among them the first Huguenot in SAf, Maria de la Quellerie, the wife of governor Jan van Riebeeck
- 1685 October - Louis XIV issues Edict of Fontainebleau which renounces the Edict and declares Protestantism illegal
- 1688 – Arrival of nearly 200 Huguenots in South Africa
After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, the Dutch Republic received from 75,000 to 100,000 people. The population of the Dutch Republic was 1.5 - 2 million.
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