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Richard Coeur de Lion

[kur duh lee-uh n; French kœr duh lee-awn] /ˈkɜr də ˈli ən; French kœr də liˈɔ̃/

Richard I

("Richard the Lion-Hearted"; "Richard Coeur de Lion") 1157–99, king of England 1189–99. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Nedda looked and saw a man, like Richard Coeur de Lion in the history books, with a straw-colored moustache just going gray.

    The Freelands John Galsworthy
  • Kendal was an ancient place, having been made a market town by licence from Richard Coeur de Lion.

    From John O'Groats to Land's End Robert Naylor and John Naylor
  • The stone figure representing Richard Coeur de Lion lies outside the railings of the sanctuary.

    Normandy, Complete Gordon Home
  • Richard Coeur de Lion, as his name tells you, was a brave and noble man.

  • The biography relates an incident in his life which is said to have taken place at the court of Richard Coeur de Lion.

    The Troubadours H.J. Chaytor
  • One of the latter is by Richard Coeur de Lion, and his seal of red wax still remains appended to it, in fine preservation.

  • This was "Richard Coeur de Lion," and it proved one of the great musical events of the period.

British Dictionary definitions for Richard Coeur de Lion

Richard I

nicknamed Coeur de Lion or the Lion-Heart. 1157–99, king of England (1189–99); a leader of the third crusade (joining it in 1191). On his way home, he was captured in Austria (1192) and held to ransom. After a brief return to England, where he was crowned again (1194), he spent the rest of his life in France
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