Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Cordeliers, monks of the Franciscan order, so called from the cord girdle which forms part of their special costume. The name was also born by the members of a Parisian club formed in 1792, of which Danton, Marat, Camille Desmoulines and Hebert were members. It had considerable renown, and for a time even rivalled the famous Jacobin club.