Carthusians

Founded, in 1086, by St. Bruno, of Cologne, who, with six companions, retired to the solitude of La Chartreuse, near Grenoble, in Vienne.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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