The first protesters – The Cathars
Refugees in the fortress of Montsegur, in Ariège (France), the last Cathars were burned alive in 1244.
Pierre BAYLE (1647-1706) Philosopher and writer
Pierre Bayle (1647-1706), philosopher and writer, was born in Carla Bayle (Ariège). An ardent defender of tolerance and free thought (freedom to practice the religion of his choice, idea of a moral independent of religion) he was a forerunner of secularism.
The history of Protestantism through official texts
From the edict of Nantes (1598) to the law of separation of religions and the state (1905)
The two main architects of the Reformation
Martin Luther (1483 – 1546) was at the origin of the Reformation in terms of ideas.
John Calvin (1509 – 1564) is the organizer of the Churches of the Reformation.
The history of Protestantism in the 19th and 20th centuries
Pauline Kergomard (1838-1925), appointed by Jules Ferry in 1881 as inspector general of the nursery schools she founded
Two pastors were the originators of Freemasonry in 1728.
Pastor Marc Boegner (1881 – 1970) president of the Protestant Federation of France from 1929 to 1961.
Elected to the French Academy in 1962.