Simon IV (or V) de Montfort (c. 1175 – 1218), also known as Simon de Montfort the Elder. French nobleman and soldier who took part in the Fourth Crusade (1202–1204) and was a prominent leader of the Albigensian Crusade.
- " It is in Toulouse that the commander Simon de
Montfort - known as "The butcher of Occitanie", or "The Crusade Lion"
(depending on the side!)- finds his end, his skull crushed in 1218 by a
catapulted stone thrown by the women of the city (he was recognized by
his distinct red hair!!). http://southweststory.com/catharism-short-history