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A French hero celebrated in medieval chansons de geste as the nephew of Charlemagne and defender of Christianity who was killed in battle against the Saracens at Roncesvalles.
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(Biography) the greatest of the legendary 12 peers (paladins, of whom Oliver was another) in attendance on Charlemagne; he died in battle at Roncesvalles (778 ad)
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the greatest of the paladins in the Charlemagne cycle of chansons de geste, renowned for his prowess and the manner of his death in the battle of Roncesvalles (a.d. 778).
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