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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sin is so foul in him he may not achieve such holy deeds [as Bors achieved], for had not been his sin he had passed all the knights that ever were in his days; and tell thou Sir Launcelot, of all worldly adventures he passeth in manhood and prowess all other, but in this spiritual matters he shall have many his better.
Sir Launcelot and other Knights of the Round Table fret lest the embarrassing incident deter Sir Tristram from coming to court.
There are other ways in which Sir Launcelot Greaves wears its serial origins on its sleeve.
In Malory's Morte d'Arthur, Sir Launcelot is not only often the rescuer of Guinevere, but also her abductor.
At the termination of this sentence, and for a moment, paused; for it appeared to me (although I at once concluded that my excited fancy had deceived me)--it appeared to me that, from some very remote portion of the mansion, there came, indistinctly, to my ears, what might have been, in its exact similarity of character, the echo (but a stifled and dull one certainly) of the very crackling and ripping sound which Sir Launcelot had so particularly described.
Proposals, drawn up by city architect Sir Launcelot Keay in the 1930s and 1940s, included 5,000 houses, a technical school, parish church, public baths and a community centre with concert hall, gymnasium, public library, cinemas, art gallery and open-air theatre.
Smollett tuvo muy en cuenta la estructuracion del Don Quijote y de Gil Blas en su metodologia compositiva: para David Skilton "Smollett translated Gil Blas and consciously 'modelled' his first novel, Roderick Random, on it" (40); Angus Ross opina que Sir Launcelot Greaves es "an angled version of Don Quixote" (10); y Probyn no duda en afirmar que todos los personajes femeninos de las novelas de Smollett son "versions of Dulcinea" (111).
Returning to the churchyard, "all the knights spake to him with a grimly voice, and said, Knight Sir Launcelot, lay that sword from thee or else thou shalt die.
entirely: for example, The Spiritual Quixote and Sir Launcelot Greaves.
Thus it is when Roderick is listening to the narrator's reading of "The Mad Trist of Sir Launcelot Canning" that "The Fall of the House of Usher" is activated as a gothic text; the representation of the effects of a gothic reading on Roderick Usher as a reader activates the gothic of reading within the reader of Roderick Usher.
After many long and arduous adventures, all of them triumphant, Sir Launcelot returned to Camelot, the seat of King Arthur, and was acclaimed the first knight of all Christendom.
Twice he challenges Sir Launcelot to single combat at the siege of Benwick, and the second time is fatally wounded by the great knight who so unwillingly fought him.