Roland(redirected from Italian form of Roland Orlando)
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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.
(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)
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).