from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Richard I Known as "Coeur de Lion” or "the Lion-Hearted.” 1157-1199. King of England (1189-1199). A leader of the Third Crusade (1190-1192), he was captured in Austria (1192) and held as a prisoner by Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI until England ransomed him in 1194.

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  • n. son of Henry II and King of England from 1189 to 1199; a leader of the Third Crusade; on his way home from the crusade he was captured and held prisoner in the Holy Roman Empire until England ransomed him in 1194 (1157-1199)


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