Leicester, Simon de Montfort, earl of
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Leicester, Simon de Montfort, earl of:see Montfort, Simon deMontfort, Simon de
, c.1160–1218, count of Montfort and earl of Leicester. A participant in the Fourth Crusade (1202–4), he did not join in the sack of Constantinople, but instead proceeded to Syria. He later led the crusade against the Albigenses.
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