A city of western France on the Loire River west of Tours. The Edict of Nantes, granting limited religious and civil liberties to the Huguenots, was issued in 1598 by Henry IV of France and revoked in 1685 by Louis XIV.x
- After the revocation of the edict of Nantes the settlement of some French refugees further stimulated this industry.
- The edict of Nantes had been repealed two years before; but the Calvinists were still very numerous at Nimes.
- Proposing to seek his fortune abroad, he went on foot to Nantes, but was there prostrated by an illness so severe that all thoughts of emigration were perforce abandoned.
- The history of the Church from the passing of the edict of Nantes till its revocation in 1685 cannot be given here.
- To the maritime ports mentIoned above must be added the river pcsrts of Bayonne (on the Adour), Bordeaux (on the Garonne), Nantes (on the Loire), Rouen (on the Seine).