Henri de Massue de Ruvigny

(1648—1720) Huguenot leader, army officer, and diplomat

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(1648–1720). A French Protestant driven into exile following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, Galway fought in the army of William III during the Williamite War and was granted land at Portarlington, Queen's County (Laois), where he established a Huguenot colony. He was lord justice 1697–1700 and was accused, though apparently without justification, of promoting penal laws in revenge for his own experience of religious persecution.

From The Oxford Companion to Irish History in Oxford Reference.

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