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Nicolas Mius

Also Known As: "Governor of Marseille", "France"
Birthdate: (32)
Birthplace: Gryon, Aigle District, Vaud, Switzerland
Death: Died in Paris, Île-de-France, France
Cause of death: Died with Admiral DeColigny at the St. Bartholomew Day Massacre
Immediate Family:

Husband of Jeanne De Meullon
Father of Claude Antoine Mius de Meuillon de Montmuran, Sieur d'Albon

Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Nicolas Mius

His son Claude married Admiral de Coligny's daughter Beatrice

In 1557 Nicolas was registered at the University of Orleans in Paris, France.

Nicolas was a German/Swiss interpreter for Admiral de Coligny.

In Paris on August25, 1572, the Admiral was a victim of the St. Bartholomew Day Massacre. The admiral is quoted as saying "My friends, there is nothing I can do to rescue you. I voluntarily receive my death in the hands of God. Save yourselves."

At that time he had several people at his service including Nicolas Mius. Everyone left except for Nicolas who stayed at the Admiral's side and was murdered with him. The slaughter of French Huguenots quickly spread to the provinces and about 20,000 Huguenots were ultimately killed byRoman Catholic mobs. Huguenots was another name for the Protestant Reformed, followers of the writings of John Calvin.

The prime responsibility for the massacre was borne by Catherine de Medici, who opposed the influence of the Protestant leader, Admiral Gaspard de Coligny over her weak son, King Charles IX.

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Nicolas Mius's Timeline

Gryon, Aigle District, Vaud, Switzerland
Age 28
Marseilles, France
August 25, 1572
Age 32
Paris, Île-de-France, France