Jacquerie, a French peasant revolt in 1358. The name is derived from Jacques, a derisive nickname for a French peasant. The uprising occurred in northern France during the Hundred Years' War. The peasants in the region north of Paris had suffered greatly from the war. The frustration caused by their seemingly endless plight sparked the rebellion.
The peasants pillaged the countryside until the rebellion collapsed after several weeks. The nobility then launched ruthless reprisals against the peasantry.