Richard Coeur de Lion
[kur duh lee-uh n; French kœr duh lee-awn]
- Richard the Lion-HeartedRichard Coeur de Lion, 1157–99, king of England 1189–99.
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- 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