Tag Archive: Louis XIV

Jan 15

January 15: Molière

Portrait of Molière by Nicolas Mignard

Don Juan was described by a contemporary as “a school of Atheism.” Tartuffe so stirred up the clergy that some clerics wanted the playwright burned as a heretic! Instead, he was excommunicated.

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Nov 29

November 29: Religious Toleration

Louis XVI

“On no account should the church allow infidels to have power over the faithful or to be set above them in any way. … The church is above the state … kings must be subject to priests.” (Thomas Aquinas)

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