Fran OIS Ravaillac

Fran OIS Ravaillac

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Fran ois Ravaillac was a French factotum in the courts of Angoul me and a regicide. A sometime tutor and Catholic zealot, he murdered King Henry IV of France in 1610. Ravaillac was born at Angoul me of an educated family: his grandfather Fran ois Ravaillac, was prosecutor of Angoul me, and two of his uncles were canons of the Cathedral of Angoul me. His father Jean Ravaillac was a violent man whose many misdeeds were a public scandal and caused legal difficulties; his mother Fran oise Dubreuil was known for her Catholic piety. The son Ravaillac began work as a servant, later becoming a school teacher. Obsessed by religion, he sought admission to the ascetic Feuillants order, but after a short probation, he was dismissed as being "prey to visions." An application in 1606 for admission to the Society of Jesus was also unsuccessful. In 1609, Ravaillac claimed to have experienced a vision instructing him to convince King Henry IV to convert the Huguenots to Catholicism
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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136642034
  • 9786136642031