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Freedom of religion
Freedom of religion is a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or community, in public or private, to manifest religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship, and observance; the concept is generally recognized also to include the freedom to change religion or not to follow any religion...
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1571
1.11.1571
Austrian nobility is granted freedom of religion.
1573
1.28.1573
Articles of the Warsaw Confederation are signed, sanctioning freedom of religion in Poland.
1598
4.13.1598
Henry IV of France issues the Edict of Nantes, allowing freedom of religion to the Huguenots. (Edict repealed in 1685.)
1609
7.6.1609
Bohemia is granted freedom of religion.
1657
4.20.1657
Freedom of religion is granted to the Jews of New Amsterdam (later New York City).
1781
10.20.1781
Patent of Toleration, providing limited freedom of worship, is approved in Habsburg Monarchy.
1829
4.13.1829
The British Parliament grants freedom of religion to Roman Catholics.