Lancelot

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Lancelot

(lăn`sələt, –lŏt) or

Ladislaus

(lăd`ĭslôs, –ləs), c.1376–1414, king of Naples (1386–1414), son and successor of Charles III. Almost his entire reign was consumed by his struggle with the AngevinAngevin
[Fr.,=of Anjou], name of two medieval dynasties originating in France. The first ruled over parts of France and over Jerusalem and England; the second ruled over parts of France and over Naples, Hungary, and Poland, with a claim to Jerusalem.
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 rival king of Naples, Louis IILouis II,
1377–1417, king of Naples (1384–1417), duke of Anjou, count of Provence, son and successor of Louis I of Naples. In 1389 the antipope Clement VII (Robert of Geneva) invested him with the kingdom, Lancelot, rival claimant of Naples, having been expelled in
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, and with Louis's ally, the antipope John XXIII (see Cossa, BaldassareCossa, Baldassare
, c.1370–1419, Neapolitan churchman, antipope (1410–15; see Schism, Great) with the name John XXIII. He had a military career before entering the service of the church.
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). Fortunes shifted repeatedly, but at his death Lancelot was able to transfer his kingdom to his sister, Joanna II. Lancelot occupied Rome several times and in 1413 ordered it sacked.

Lancelot

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Lancelot, asteroid 2,041 (the 2,041st asteroid to be discovered, on September 24, 1960), is approximately 19 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 5.6 years. Lancelot was named after the knight of the Round Table. According to J. Lee Lehman, this asteroid “represents glory thrust on the individual, not due to any personal qualities or actions, but simply from being in the right place at the right time.” Schwartz gives Lancelot’s associations as “heroic actions resulting from good fortune rather than effort.”

Sources:

Kowal, Charles T. Asteroids: Their Nature and Utilization. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Ellis Horwood Limited, 1988.
Lehman, J. Lee. The Ultimate Asteroid Book. West Chester, PA: Whitford Press, 1988.
Schwartz, Jacob. Asteroid Name Encyclopedia. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1995.

Lancelot

enters into an adulterous relationship with Guinevere. [Br. Lit.: Malory Le Mort d’Arthur]
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there shall never man handle this sword but the best knight of the world, and that shall be Sir Launcelot or else Galahad his son, and Launcelot with this sword shall slay the man that in the world he loved best, that shall be Sir Gawaine.
134: "And in the presence of all his lords he resigned the rule of the realm and Gwenever his queen to them, wherefore Sir Launcelot was wroth, for he left Sir Tristram with King Mark for the love of Beale Isoud.
275: "Then was Sir Tristram called the strongest and, the highest knight of the world; for he was called bigger than Sir Launcelot, but Sir Launcelot was better breathed.
and there recommend me unto Queen Guenever, and tell her that I send her word that there be within this land but four lovers, that is, Sir Launcelot du Lake and Queen Guenever, and Sir Tristram de Liones and Queen Isoud.
18: "When King Arthur understood the letter, he mused of many things, and thought on his sister's words, Queen Morgan le Fay, that she had said betwixt Queen Guenever and Sir Launcelot.
47: "And so Sir Launcelot smote down Sir Dinadan, and made his men to unarm him, and so brought him to the queen and the haut prince, and they laughed at Dinadan so sore that they might not stand.
So the king and Sir Launcelot let their life the most part of that day.
127: "Wit you well that Sir Launcelot was glad, and so was that lady Elaine that she had gotten Sir Launcelot in her arms.
128: "Then this fair lady Elaine skipped out of her bed all naked, and kneeled down afore Sir Launcelot, and said: Fair courteous knight, come of king's blood, I require you have mercy upon me, and as thou art renowned the most noble knight of the world, slay me not, for I have in my womb him by thee that shall be the most noblest knight of the world.
In 1933, Sir Launcelot unveiled the first plans for his dream town, which would accommodate around 20,000 people.
Malory's Hallewes tells Sir Launcelot that: there may no woman have thy love but quene Gwenyver; and sytthen I myght nat rejoyse thy body on lyve, I had kepte no more joy in this worlde but to have thy body dede .
This reading found material for his 'Tale of Sir Launcelot du Lake' in a wider variety of places than has previously been suspected, and permanently changed his impression of the characters of Bryan and Melyot.