Author:Chrétien de Troyes
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(c. 1130s – c. 1180s)
|Chrétien de Troyes was a French poet and trouvère who flourished in the late 12th century. Little is known of his life, but he seems to have been from Troyes, or at least intimately connected with it, and between 1160 and 1181 he served at the court of his patroness Countess Marie de Champagne, daughter of Eleanor of Aquitaine, perhaps as herald-at-arms (as Gaston Paris speculated). His work on Arthurian subjects represents some of the best of medieval literature.|
- Erec and Enide c. 1170
- Cligès c. 1176
- Yvain, the Knight of the Lion between 1177 and 1181.
- Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart between 1177 and 1181.
- Perceval, the Story of the Grail between 1181 and 1190, left unfinished.
Works about Chrétien de Troyes
- Chrétien de Troyes in 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica