- 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
Examples from the Web for albigensian
The Albigensian Crusade is no isolated page in the annals of the Midi.How France Built Her Cathedrals
Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
It would be impossible, in a few words, to tell the whole story of this Albigensian movement.A Short History of Monks and Monasteries
Alfred Wesley Wishart
The pious Simon de Montfort thus consulted the "sacred lots" ere taking the cross for the Albigensian crusade.Life on a Mediaeval Barony
William Stearns Davis
The immediate purpose of their Order was resistance to the Albigensian heresy.Education in England in the Middle Ages
Albert William Parry
His host at Toulouse happened to be an Albigensian, and Dominic spent the night in converting him.An Introduction to the History of Western Europe
James Harvey Robinson
- members of a Manichean sect that flourished in S France from the 11th to the 13th century
Word Origin and History for albigensian
c.1600, "relating to the Albigenses," Catharist religious reformers of southern France c.1020-1250, Medieval Latin Albigenses (12c.), from French Albi, name of the town in Languedoc where they lived and were first condemned as heretics (1176). The town name is from Roman personal name Albius, from Latin albus "white" (see alb).