The church in Casseneuil
The church in Casseneuil
Coat of arms of Casseneuil
Location of Casseneuil
Casseneuil is located in France
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Casseneuil is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
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Coordinates: 44°26′37″N 0°37′20″E / 44.4436°N 0.6222°E / 44.4436; 0.6222Coordinates: 44°26′37″N 0°37′20″E / 44.4436°N 0.6222°E / 44.4436; 0.6222
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Lot-et-Garonne
Arrondissement Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Canton Le Livradais
Intercommunality CA du Grand Villeneuvois
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Marie-Laure Grenier[1]
18.09 km2 (6.98 sq mi)
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
 • Density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
47049 /47440
Elevation 38–204 m (125–669 ft)
(avg. 52 m or 171 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Casseneuil (French pronunciation: ​[kasnœj]; Occitan: Cassanuèlh) is a commune in the Lot-et-Garonne department in south-western France.

Sieges of 1209 and 1214 during the Albigensian Crusade

In July 1214 Robert de Courçon, the papal legate, awarded the territories of Rodez, Albigeois, Quercy and Agenais in perpetuity to Simon IV de Montfort, who promptly set out with an army from Carcassonne to seize his new fief. Capturing the towns and destroying the castles of the existing lords, he burned the few heretics he found. All who opposed this assault, regardless of their religious beliefs, were his enemies. Many fled to the safety of Casseneuil, which had withstood the siege of 1209. However, in late August Casseneuil itself fell and he awarded Dominic de Guzmán and his preachers at Fanjeaux with the rents due from the town, though it is doubtful if they were able to collect them. His army then moved north to attack Périgord, even though it was not part of his papal grant.[3][4]

See also


  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires"., Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ Taylor, Claire (2011), Heresy, Crusade and Inquisition in Medieval Quercy, Boydell & Brewer Ltd, p. 98, ISBN 9781903153383, retrieved 24 December 2017
  4. ^ Hinnebusch, William A. (1960), "Poverty in the Order of Preachers", The Catholic Historical Review, 45, Catholic University of America Press, p. 439, JSTOR 25016596