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Huguenot

1. a French Calvinist, esp of the 16th or 17th centuries
2. designating the French Protestant Church
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South Africa is proud of its wine history: Jan van Riebeeck, the first governor of the Cape, planted a vineyard in 1655, and the industry flourished after the arrival of French Huguenots later that century, reports Wine.co.za.
Where their contemporaries were given to portraying and understanding the ritual practices of others as aberrations or, worse still, as monstrosities, Bernard Picart and Jean-Frederic Bernard, two French Huguenots who sought refuge in Amsterdam, saw them as intriguing curiosities or, better yet, as instances of a common humanity.
Though born and bred in Britain, all three of these men were the sons of French Huguenots whose families had come to Britain seeking refuge from religious persecution in their home country.
To the Afrikaans-speaking population of this burgeoning rainbow nation, (the Afrikaans nation is basically a mixture of Dutch settlers and French Huguenots), anybody who was not Afrikaans and not black was a Cyrooi-neckCO, a red-neck.
This volume brings together an international group of scholars to investigate the religious culture of French Huguenots who settled in the British Isles from the time of the Restoration in 1660 to the middle of the eighteenth century.
An example can be found in the contrast of receptions given to the French Huguenots and their hapless coreligionists the German Protestant Palatines.
From the July 2002 Socinianism and Cultural Exchange symposium, held in Munich, 11 papers highlight the relationship of anti- Trinitarianism to liberal currents in reformed Protestantism, namely Dutch Remonstrants, some of the French Huguenots, and English Latitudinarians.
For more than sixty years, the infamous philosophe preached religious toleration in a society where Protestant worship could send a man or woman to prison for life; his highly publicized defense of French Huguenots brought his name back into prominence years after his plays ceased to attract large audiences.
Down the years we have had French Huguenots, Jews, White Russians, Poles, all fleeing some kind of persecution.
Benedict has also analyzed probate inventories to see what books and paintings French Huguenots owned in the city of Metz.
The suffering of the Roman Catholic Church during the Reign of Terror does not begin to compare to the suffering which it imposed on French Huguenots (Protestants) during the preceding 250 years.