Edict of Nantes

King Henry IV of France issued this declaration in 1598 in an effort to end a series of religious civil wars between French Catholics and Protestants. The edict granted religious toleration to French Protestants, also known as Huguenots. King Louis XIV revoked the edict in 1685, and issued the Edict of Fontainebleu, making Protestantism illegal in France once again.