Catholic League (French)

The Catholic League of France, sometimes referred to by contemporary Catholics as the Holy League, a major player in the French Wars of Religion, was formed by Henry I, Duke of Guise, in 1576. The League intended the eradication of Protestants-also known as Calvinists or Huguenots-out of Catholic France during the Protestant Reformation; as well as the replacement of King Henry III.

Pope Sixtus V, Philip II of Spain, and the Jesuits were all supporters of this Catholic party.

Formation Date 1576
Conflict Name Initiation Year Termination Year Total Killed Total Casuality
Anglo-Spanish War 1585–1604 1585 1604 unknown unknown
French Wars of Religion 1562-1598 1562 1598 unknown unknown