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Michelade of Nîmes.

The Michelade (French pronunciation: ​[miʃəlad]) is the name given to the massacre of Catholics, including 24 Catholic priests and monks, by Protestant rioters in Nîmes on Michaelmas (29 September) 1567, following their failure to abduct the king and queen mother in the so-called Surprise of Meaux the previous day and in retaliation for the suppression of their Huguenot beliefs. With Meaux, it helped trigger the Second War of Religion.



  • Fortune de France, Volume 2 En nos vertes années by Robert Merle : Part of the plot occurs during the Michelade, which is vividly described.
  • Nîmes, cité protestante by Raoul Lhermet
  • Allan A. Tulchin, “The Michelade in Nimes, 1567,” French Historical Studies, Vol. 29, No. 1 (Winter, 2006): 1-35.

External links[edit]

  • Nemausensis The Protestant Michelade at Nîmes in 1567.