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The Edict of Orleans suspends persecution of French Huguenots. The Huguenots have been persecuted by the Catholic majority in France since the beginning of the Reformation, but they have also found numerous defenders throughout the French aristocracy.

As their numbers have grown, most of the overt persecution has generally decreased. The Edict of Orleans now makes toleration the official policy of the government, thus giving Huguenots official rather than merely personal protections.

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