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Mont·fort(mŏnt′fərt, môN-fôr′), Simon de Earl of Leicester. 1208?-1265.
French-born English nobleman who led the baronial opposition to Henry III. After his military victory over the king in 1264, Montfort was the effective ruler of England. In 1265 he called a representative legislature regarded as England's first full parliament.
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(Biography) Simon de, Earl of Leicester. ?1208–65, English soldier, born in Normandy. He led the baronial rebellion against Henry III and ruled England from 1264 to 1265; he was killed at Evesham
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Mont•fort(ˈmɒnt fərt; Fr. mɔ̃ˈfɔr)
1. Simon de, c1160–1218, French leader of the crusade against the Albigenses.
2. his son Simon de, Earl of Leicester, 1208?–65, English soldier and statesman.
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