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Name of uncertain origin. Also called Barbets, Assemblers, Vagabonds, Children of God, Fanatics. French Prot. sect in Cévennes; some of its members experienced trances and convulsions; ecstatic phenomena included prophecies. After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes 1685 Louis XIV tried to suppress them; in a counter move the Abbe du Chayla was assassinated; war followed (1702–05) in which J. Cavalier* became a famous Camisard leader. Clement XI issued a bull against the sect 1703. In 1705 the Camisards were decisively defeated and suppressed.

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