Definitions for tancredˈtæŋ krɪd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
1078?–1112, Norman leader in the 1st Crusade.
Category: Biography, Western History
Norman leader in the First Crusade who played an important role in the capture of Jerusalem (1078-1112)
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a famous crusader, hero of Tasso's great poem; was the son of Palgrave Otho the Good, and of Emma, Robert Guiscard's sister; for great deeds done in the first crusade he was rewarded with the principality of Tiberias; in the "Jerusalem Delivered" Tasso, following the chroniclers, represents him as the very "flower and pattern of chivalry"; stands as the type of "a very gentle perfect knight"; died at Antioch of a wound received in battle (1078-1112).