Harouys street

Harouys was the mayor of Nantes in 1572. During Saint Bartholomew’s Day, on 24 August, the city council refused to obey the Guise orders to massacre the Protestants as was the case in Paris, striking with the edge of the sword all those who professed the ‘Pretended Reformed religion’.

  • La rue Harouys
    Harouys Street © Wikimedia Creative Commons

Nantes was one of the few cities where the Saint Bartholomew massacre did not happen.

Harouys, of Spanish origin, was a trader at the harbour and was not interested in making those he traded with disappear…

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