Laporte, Roland rōläN´ läpôrt´ [key], 1675–1704, a leader of the Camisards , known as Roland. He was noted for his fearlessness, his knowledge of military tactics, and his ability at organizing guerrilla warfare. Unlike his colleague Jean Cavalier , Roland refused (1704) to deal with Marshal Villars unless the Edict of Nantes (see Nantes, Edict of ) was restored. Shortly afterward he was betrayed and died defending himself.
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