Derived from the Languedoc word camiso, meaning "shirt," Camisards was the name given to the Calvinists of the Cévennes because they wore a white shirt under their garments as a sign of recognition among themselves during their night raids against government troops. After the revocation of the edict of nantes (1685) and the religious persecution that followed, they rose up in 1702, and one of their leaders, jean cavalier, defied royal troops sent to put down the rebellion. Although Cavalier made peace with the royal commander, Marshal villars (1704), the Camisards continued their rebellion until 1710.

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