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Nantes

 (nănts, näNt)
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.

Nantes

(French nɑ̃t)
n
1. (Placename) a port in W France, at the head of the Loire estuary: scene of the signing of the Edict of Nantes and of the Noyades (drownings) during the French Revolution; extensive shipyards, and large metallurgical and food processing industries. Pop: 290 871 (2006)
2. (Historical Terms) history See Edict of Nantes

Nantes

(nænts; Fr. nɑ̃t)

n.
1. a seaport in W France, on the Loire River. 263,689.
2. Edict of, a law, promulgated by Henry IV of France in 1598, granting religious and civil liberty to the Huguenots: revoked in 1685.
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Noun1.Nantes - a port city in western France on the Loire estuaryNantes - a port city in western France on the Loire estuary
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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I have sent for you, monsieur le capitaine, to desire you to go and prepare my lodgings at Nantes.
At the castle of Nantes, which I hear is very ill arranged, you will adopt the practice of placing musketeers at the door of each of the principal dignitaries I shall take with me.
I am thinking now of river ports I have seen - of Antwerp, for instance; of Nantes or Bordeaux, or even old Rouen, where the night-watchmen of ships, elbows on rail, gaze at shop-windows and brilliant cafes, and see the audience go in and come out of the opera-house.
And on these matters I spoke at Nantes with Rouen, when Valentino, as Cesare Borgia, the son of Pope Alexander, was usually called, occupied the Romagna, and on Cardinal Rouen observing to me that the Italians did not understand war, I replied to him that the French did not understand statecraft, meaning that otherwise they would not have allowed the Church to reach such greatness.
The other, a little fellow, a traveler of meagre appearance, wearing a dusty surtout, dirty linen, and boots more worn by the pavement than the stirrup, had come from Nantes with a cart drawn by a horse so like Furet in color, that D'Artagnan might have gone a hundred miles without finding a better match.
The cannonade of the Isle of Re presaged to him the dragonnades of the Cevennes; the taking of La Rochelle was the preface to the revocation of the Edict of Nantes.
They had been the settlers of thirteen separate and distinct English colonies, along the margin of the shore of the North American Continent; contiguously situated, but chartered by adventurers of characters variously diversified, including sectarians, religious and political, of all the classes which for the two preceding centuries had agitated and divided the people of the British islands--and with them were intermingled the descendants of Hollanders, Swedes, Germans, and French fugitives from the persecution of the revoker of the Edict of Nantes.
Contract notice: rental of mail franking machines for the equipment of the ~mail~ services of the university of nantes
THE city of Nantes, the birthplace of writer Jules Vernes, offers a fascinating architectural heritage, a vibrant and bustling centre and even a giant mechanical elephant.
LILLE v NANTES Ligue 1 BT Sport 3, 2pm H 23-20, D 9-4, A 3-1 Lille BTTS Nantes 45% | 45% Win & both score 13% | 16% Over 2.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -- 28 June 2017: Claudio Ranieri, manager of Nantes, spoke to the official website of the French club Nantes on June 26.
Round 2: Nantes NANTES 1 CELTIC 3 1st leg, November 30, 1966 Nantes - Magny 16 Celtic - McBride 24, Lennox 50, Chalmers 67 CELTIC grabbed a stranglehold in the tie.