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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Huguenot, Hiberno-Scottish mission, Formulary controversy, Reformed Church of France, Persecution of Huguenots under Louis XV, Alumbrados, Camisard, Roman Catholic Diocese of Coutances, Orthodox Church of France, Fraternite Notre Dame, Michel Le Tellier, Huguenot cross, Massacre of M rindol, Evangelical Lutheran Church - Synod of France and Belgium, Protestant Federation of France, Mennonites in France, Paris Evangelical Missionary Society, Orthodoxy in France, Politique, Edict of Potsdam, Holy Church of Jesus Christ, Briand-Ceretti Agreement, Mus e du D sert, John Bost, Johannite Church, Old Catholic Mission in France. Excerpt: The Huguenots (French pronunciation: English: , ) were members of the Protestant Reformed Church of France (or French Calvinists) from the sixteenth to the seventeenth centuries. Since the seventeenth century, Huguenots have been commonly designated "French Protestants," the title being suggested by their German co-religionists or "Calvinists." Protestants in France were inspired by the writings of John Calvin in the 1530s and the name Huguenots was already in use by the 1560s. By the end of the 17th century, roughly 200,000 Huguenots had been driven from France during a series of religious persecutions. They relocated primarily in protestant nations: England, Switzerland, the Dutch Republic, the German Electorate of Prussia, the German Palatinate, and elsewhere in Northern Europe, as well as to what is now South Africa and to North America. A term used originally in derision, Huguenot has indefinite origins. Various theories have been promoted. The nickname may have been a French corruption of the German word Eidgenosse, meaning "a Confederate," perhaps in combination with a reference to the religious leader and politician Besan on Hugues (died 1532). Geneva was John Calvin's adopted home...