April 13th, 1598~ Henry IV of France signs the Edict of Nantes

Signed by Henry IV of France at Nantes on April 13th, 1598, the edict put a temporary end to the ferocious religious wars between Roman Catholics and Protestants which had torn France apart since the 1560s.

The Triumph of Henry IV by Peter Paul Rubens

c.1630 / Oil on wood / 19 1/2”x32 7/8” / Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Previous April 13 posts:

Spring~ April 13

Louis-Ernest Barrias (April 13, 1841-February 4, 1905)

Edward Bruce: Born April 13, 1879

Lowell George (April 13, 1945-June 29, 1979)

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/13~

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