- members of a Catharistic sect in the south of France that arose in the 11th century and was exterminated in the 13th century by a crusade (Albigensian Crusade) and the Inquisition.
Origin of Albigenses
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The Albigenses were a people of the reformed religion, who inhabited the country of Albi.
In the year 1620 also the persecution against the Albigenses was very severe.
Its fruits recall the worst abuses of the Manichans and the Albigenses.
Nay, even the oldest French translation of the Bible was the work of Albigenses.Rumanian Bird and Beast Stories
Nor were the Albigenses free from blame in other particulars.The Lives of the Saints, Volume III (of 16): March
- members of a Manichean sect that flourished in S France from the 11th to the 13th century
from Medieval Latin: inhabitants of Albi, from Albiga Albi
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