Definitions for huguenotˈhyu gəˌnɒt or, often, ˈyu-
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a French Calvinist of the 16th or 17th centuries
A member of the Protestant Reformed Church of France during the 16th and 17th century.
Of, like or relating to Huguenotism or Huguenots.
Origin: From Huguenot, diminutive of Hugo, Hugon, Hugues, from Hug, Huc, from huge, from hugu, from huguz, of unknown origin. Cognate with hyge.
a French Protestant of the period of the religious wars in France in the 16th century
Origin: [F., properly a dim. of Hugues. The name is probably derived from the Christian name (Huguenot) of some person conspicuous as a reformer.]
The Huguenots were members of the Protestant Reformed Church of France during the 16th and 17th centuries. French Protestants were inspired by the writings of John Calvin in the 1530s, and they were called Huguenots by the 1560s. By the end of the 17th century and into the 18th century, roughly 500,000 Huguenots had fled France during a series of religious persecutions. They relocated to Protestant nations, such as England, Scotland, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, the Dutch Republic, the Electorate of Brandenburg, Electorate of the Palatinate, and the Duchy of Prussia, and also to the Dutch Cape Colony in present-day South Africa and the English 13 colonies of North America.
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