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  1. Chambre Ardente

    A Chambre ardente was an extraordinary court of justice in Ancien Régime France, mainly held for the trials of heretics. The name is perhaps an allusion to the fact that the proceedings took place in a room from which all daylight was excluded, the only illumination being from torches, or there may be a reference to the severity of the sentences in ardente, suggesting the burning of the prisoners at the stake. These courts were originated by the Cardinal of Lorraine, the first of them meeting in 1535 under Francis I. The Chambre Ardente co-operated with an inquisitorial tribunal also established by Francis I, the duty of which was to discover cases of heresy and hand them over for final judgment to the Chambre Ardente. The reign of Henry II of France was particularly infamous for the cruelties perpetrated by this court on the Huguenots. The marquise de Brinvilliers and her associates were tried in the Chambre Ardente between 1675 and 1680. The court was abolished in 1682. See N Weiss, La Chambre Ardente, and François Ravaisson, Archives de la Bastille. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. Encyclopædia Britannica. Cambridge University Press.

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  1. Chambre Ardente

    a name given to certain courts of justice established to try certain cases that required to be sharply dealt with; they were held at night, and even when held in the daytime with lighted torches; a court of the kind was instituted for trial of the Huguenots in 1530, and again in 1680 and 1716.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chambre ardente in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chambre ardente in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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