(c.1165–1218), French soldier; father of Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester. From 1209, he led the Albigensian Crusade against the Cathars in southern France.
Montfort, Simon de/ˈmäntfərt/
Earl of Leicester (c.1208–65), English soldier, born in Normandy. The son of Simon de Montfort, he led the baronial opposition to Henry III, defeating the king at Lewes in 1264 and summoning a Parliament in 1265.