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Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre

noun French History.
a massacre of over 3000 Huguenots, instigated by Catherine de Médicis and begun in Paris on St. Bartholomew's Day, August 24, 1572.
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Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre
 
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the murder of Huguenots in Paris that began on Aug 24, 1572 on the orders of Charles IX, acting under the influence of his mother Catherine de' Medici

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