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Chrétien de Troyes (fl. 1160—1185) French poet

Hartmann von Aue (c. 1160—1220)


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Hero of French and other Continental Arthurian romances, especially those of Chrétien de Troyes (c.1180) and Hartmann von Aue (c.1170–c.1215), who rendered the name as Erek. After his marriage to Enid, Erec gains in strength; the two become model lovers, partners, and rulers. Erec's Welsh counterpart is Geraint.

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