Camisards, Huguenots of the Cévennes, who took up arms by thousands
in serious revolt against Louis XIV., in which others joined, under Jean
Cavalier their chief, after, and in consequence of, the revocation of the
Edict of Nantes (1685); so called because they wore a camiso (Fr. a
chemise), a blouse over their armour; were partly persuaded and partly
compelled into submission by Marshal Villars in 1704.
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