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Geneva was John Calvin's adopted home and the centre of the Calvinist movement.In Geneva, Hugues, though Catholic, was a leader of the "Confederate Party", so called because it favoured independence from the Duke of Savoy through an alliance between the city-state of Geneva and the Swiss Confederation.In Paris the spirit was called le moine bourré; at Orleans, le mulet odet; at Blois le loup garon; at Tours, le Roy Huguet; and so on in other places.Now, it happens that those whom they called Lutherans were at that time so narrowly watched during the day that they were forced to wait till night to assemble, for the purpose of praying God, for preaching and receiving the Holy Sacrament; so that although they did not frighten nor hurt anybody, the priests, through mockery, made them the successors of those spirits which roam the night; and thus that name being quite common in the mouth of the populace, to designate the evangelical huguenands in the country of Tourraine and Amboyse, it became in vogue after that enterprise." While this and the many other theories offer their own measure of plausibility, attesting at least to the wit of later partisans and historians, "no one of the several theories advanced has afforded satisfaction." The issue of demographic strength and geographical spread of the Reformed tradition in France has been covered in a variety of sources.By the death of Louis XV in 1774, French Calvinism was almost completely wiped out.
The Huguenots were led by Jeanne d'Albret, her son, the future Henry IV, and the princes of Condé.The wars ended with the Edict of Nantes, which granted the Huguenots substantial religious, political, and military autonomy.Huguenot rebellions in the 1620s prompted the abolishment of their political and military privileges.Such explanations have been traced to the contemporary Reguier de la Plancha (d.1560), who in De l'Estat de France offered the following account as to the origin of the name, as cited by The Cape Monthly: The origin of the name is curious; it is not from the German Eidegenossen as has been supposed.