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J.C. Jongens: Huguenot Monument, Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa commemorates the cultural influence of French Calvinist immigrants who started arriving in Cape Colony in the 1680s with the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, which had briefly given them religious freedom in France. Though their descendants have largely assimilated into South African society, their cultural influence is widely felt; for example, the South African wine industry is largely their creation. (Wikipedia)

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