Mornay, Philippe de, seigneur du Plessis-Marly

Mornay, Philippe de, seigneur du Plessis-Marly

Mornay, Philippe de, seigneur du Plessis-Marly, 1549-1623, diplomat and publicist for the French Protestants, or Huguenots, during the French Wars of Religion (1562-98; see Religion, Wars of); also known as Philippe Du Plessis-Mornay. After narrowly escaping the massacre of French Protestants in 1572 (see St. Bartholomew's Day, Massacre of), Mornay became the chief diplomatic agent for the Huguenot leader Henry of Navarre, retaining that position after Henry was made (1589) king of France (see Henry IV, king of France). For his service he was made governor of the Huguenot stronghold Saumur, where he built the greatest of the Huguenot academies. His power waned after Henry's conversion to Catholicism (1593), but Mornay continued to exert a moderating influence on turbulent Huguenot affairs. Mornay was instrumental in the drafting of the Edict of Nantes (1598; see Nantes, Edict of), which established political rights and some religious freedom for the Huguenots. Louis XIII ousted Mornay from Saumur (1621). Mornay wrote many religious and political works, and is credited with writing the Vindiciae contra tyrannos (1579), an early tract advocating the people's right to resist an evil king.
Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague-du-Cap-Tourmente is a parish municipality in Quebec.

This unusual municipality measures only some 60 hectares (0.6 square kilometres or 150 acres) in area and has a listed population of 2.


Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague-du-Cap-Tourmente is located north-east of the municipality of Saint-Joachim, Quebec and east of near Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, in the regional county municipality of La Côte-de-Beaupré in the region of Capitale-Nationale.

Located near the provincial capital of Quebec City, it is part of the Communauté métropolitaine de Québec.


Named for Saint Aloysius Gonzaga and Cap Tourmente, a stormy promontory named by Samuel de Champlain, the municipality was set up in 1917 by a law that detached certain buildings and lands belonging to the Séminaire de Québec from the parish of Saint-Joachim. At this point, it had an area of several square kilometres, including farmland; however, the law specified that if the Séminaire sold any of its property, it would revert to Saint-Joachim.

By and by, all of the Séminaire's property was sold and was thereby returned to Saint-Joachim, except for the Petit-Cap property, which now constitutes the entire territory of the municipality.


The municipality is not governed by a municipal council but by the Board of Directors of the Séminaire de Québec.

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