Bayard

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Bayard

(bā`ərd), Ital. Baiardo (bäyär`dō), in chivalric romance, a bay horse, remarkable for his spirit and for his unique ability to fit his size to his rider. He appears in the 12th-century French epic Renaud de Montauban and in later tales of RolandRoland
, the great French hero of the medieval Charlemagne cycle of chansons de geste, immortalized in the Chanson de Roland (11th or 12th cent.). Existence of an early Roland poem is indicated by the historian Wace's statement that Taillefer sang of Roland's deeds
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 by Boiardo, Ariosto, and Tasso.

Bayard

swiftest horse in the world. [Medieval and Renaissance Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 86]