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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Guise, Second Duke. Title of François de Lorraine. 1519-1563. French general and politician who suppressed the Huguenots.
  • Guise, Third Duke. Title of Henri de Lorraine. 1550-1588. French military leader who helped plan the massacre of Huguenots on Saint Bartholomew's Day, 1572. His designs on the throne led to his assassination by order of Henry III.

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