THE NUMBER AND NAMES OF CATHARS PUT TO DEATH
On Wednesday, March 16, 1244, those inhabitants of Montsegur who refused to abjure the Cathar faith were burned en masse at the southern foot of the mountain. Many had asked for their consolamentum three days previously, sealing their fate on the stake.
Sources differ on the the number of victims between 200 and 224. The Chronique de Guillaume de Puylaurens, gives the number as 200; the Chronique de l’Abbaye de Berdoues, states 205; The Chronique de St-Paul de Narbonne 215; Gerard de Frachet 224.
Records, mostly depositions of survivors given to the Inquisition after the siege, identify sixty-three individuals by name from the estimated total of circa 220.”
List of names follows.