By the death of Louis XV in 1774, French Calvinism was almost completely wiped out.
Persecution of Protestants officially ended with the Edict of Versailles (Edict of Tolerance), signed by Louis XVI in 1787.
A series of religious conflicts followed, known as the French Wars of Religion, fought intermittently from 1562 to 1598.
The Huguenots were led by Jeanne d'Albret, her son, the future Henry IV, and the princes of Condé.
The wars ended with the Edict of Nantes, which granted the Huguenots substantial religious, political, and military autonomy.