Editors. "Michel de L'Hopital is dismissed from the Chancellorship of France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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Michel de L'Hopital, who has served as Chancellor of France since 1559 and attempted to enact an even-handed policy between the warring factions of Catholics and Huguenots, is dismissed from his post and retires to his estate at Vignay.