Chrétien de Troyes
Chrétien de Troyes (French pronunciation: [kʁe.tjɛ̃ də.tʁwa]) (Christian) wis a late-12t-century French poet an trouvère kent for his wark on Arthurian subjects, an for oreeginatin the chairacter Lancelot. This wark represents some o the best-regairdit o medieval leeteratur. His uise o structur, pairteecularly in Yvain, the Knicht o the Lion, haes been seen as a step taewart the modren novelle. Little is kent o his life, but he seems tae hae been frae Troyes, or at least intimately connectit wi it, an atween 1160 an 1172 he served at the coort o his patroness Marie o Fraunce, Coontess o Champagne, dauchter o Eleanor o Aquitaine, perhaps as herald-at-airms (as Gaston Paris speculatit).
- Frae "Four Arthurian Romances" gutenberg.org. Retrieved Mairch 29, 2007.