Cathars Timeline

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  • c. 1145 CE
    Cathars appear in Southern France.
  • c. 1160 CE - c. 1200 CE
    Catharism becomes increasingly popular in Southern France; the Church tries to suppress the heresy.
  • 1167 CE
    Cathar Council of Saint-Felix held to determine bishoprics and set rules.
  • 1209 CE - 1229 CE
    The Albigensian Crusade against Cathars heretics in southern France.
  • 1209 CE - 1220 CE
    The Church of Rome's crusade against the Cathars led to the massacre of between 9,000 and 20,000 citizens at Albi, Tarn in southern France.
  • 1243 CE - 1244 CE
    Siege of the last Cathar stronghold Montsegur.
  • 1244 CE
    Fall of Montsegur; Cathars are massacred by the Church's army and the heresy is suppressed.

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1145 CE: Cathars appear in Southern France.
 
1160 CE - 1200 CE: Catharism becomes increasingly popular in Southern France; the Church tries to suppress the heresy.
 
1167 CE: Cathar Council of Saint-Felix held to determine bishoprics and set rules.
 
 
1209 CE - 1229 CE: The Albigensian Crusade against Cathars heretics in southern France.
 
1209 CE - 1220 CE: The Church of Rome's crusade against the Cathars led to the massacre of between 9,000 and 20,000 citizens at Albi, Tarn in southern France.
 
 
1243 CE - 1244 CE: Siege of the last Cathar stronghold Montsegur.
 
 
1244 CE: Fall of Montsegur; Cathars are massacred by the Church's army and the heresy is suppressed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1140 CE 1160 CE 1180 CE 1200 CE 1220 CE

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