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Winkelried

noun
  1. Arnold von (ˈarnɔlt fɔn). died ?1386, Swiss hero of the battle of Sempach (1386) against the Austrians
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Examples from the Web for winkelried

Historical Examples

  • But Winkelried is no myth, whatever may be the case with the other great Swiss hero, Tell.

    The Story of Switzerland

    Lina Hug

  • Mother, is not Uncle Winkelried a Swiss, and is he not a good man?

  • We shall not separate, though the Winkelried rot where she lies.

    The Headsman

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • There is proof that a family of the name of Winkelried lived at Unterwalden at the time of the battle.

  • Then said Arnold of Winkelried, "I'll make a way for you, comrades; take care of my wife and children!"

    Switzerland

    Frank Fox