The peasants were planting rice.
Many peasants died during the drought.
For a long time society was strongly hierarchal and unequal, primarily composed of peasants. The most backward, impoverished population, were crushed by the weight of the taxes, wars, and famines.
The peasants rose up in rebellion against the ruler.
One of the characteristics of the Ancien Régime is that almost everybody had privileges, except peasants.
2. the farmer