Chrestien de Troyes

or Chré·tien de Troyes

[krey-tyan duh trwah]

noun

c1140–c90, French poet.

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British Dictionary definitions for chrétien de troyes

Chrétien de Troyes

noun

12th century, French poet, who wrote the five Arthurian romances Erec; Cligès; Lancelot, le chevalier de la charette; Yvain, le chevalier au lion; and Perceval, le conte del Graal (?1155–?1190), the first courtly romances
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