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Folquet de Marseille

Folquet de Marseille (fôlkāˈ də märsāˈyə) [key], 1150–1231, Provençal troubadour. He took orders, rose to be archbishop of Toulouse, and became notorious as the chief prosecutor in Provence of the Albigensian Crusade. Dante awarded him a place in Paradise.

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