Spanish physician, Michael Servetus was the first Protestant martyr following the publication of his books refuting the concept of the Trinity, against infant baptism, and urging a reconstitution of organized Christianity. An effigy was burned in France during his trial, during John Calvin escaped and was later convicted and executed upon his arrest in Geneva, Switzerland in 1553.
- Huguenots – Wikipedia
The St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre of French Protestants (1572). It was the climax of the French Wars of Religion, which were brought to an end by the Edict of Nantes (1598). In 1620, persecution was renewed and continued until the French Revolution in 1789.
- French Wars of Religion – Wikipedia
The French Wars of Religion were a prolonged period of war and popular unrest between Catholics and Huguenots (Reformed/Calvinist Protestants) in the Kingdom of France ….. Historians estimate that Provençal troops killed hundreds to thousands of residents … Henry II sincerely believed that the Protestants were heretics.
- The French Reformation and the French People in the Sixteenth … – jstor
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- The Nature of Popular Heresy in France, 1520-1542 – jstor
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- Inquisition – HISTORY
Nov 17, 2017 – Gui himself pronounced over 600 people guilty of heresy and was featured as a … in the mass arrest and tortures of 15,000 Knights Templar in France, resulting in … of the Roman and Universal Inquisition to combat Protestant heresy. … who revolted and found themselves either killed or sold into slavery.