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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.
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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
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Nantes(nænts; Fr. nɑ̃t)
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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