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Chretien de Troyes

Born: 1165 AD
Died: 1180 AD, at 15 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Poets, Writers


1165 - Chrestien de Troyes, french poet, author of the first great literary treatments of the Arthurian legend.

1170 - 1185 - His narrative romances, composed in octosyllabic rhymed couplets, include Érec et Énide; Cligès; Lancelot, le chevalier de la charette; Yvain, le chevalier au lion; and Perceval, le conte del Graal, unfinished.

1180 - Died this year.


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