Roland

(died c. 778) French hero. His real and legendary deeds of valour and chivalry inspired many medieval and later romances, including the 11th-century Chanson de Roland and Ariosto's Orlando furioso. A knight of...
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Roland

Series of wheeled armoured cars [SZ]
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Roland

(from the article `Roncesvalles`) ...m). This pass is the traditional site of the Battle of Roncesvalles (Aug. 15, 778), the Basques` massacre of the rear guard of Charlemagne`s army, ... ...than 80 chansons de geste (`songs of deeds`) are known, the earliest and finest being the Chanson de Roland ( 1100; The Song of Roland). ...
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Roland

(from the article `rocket and missile system`) Western European mobile SAM systems include the German-designed Roland, an SA-8 equivalent fired from a variety of tracked and wheeled vehicles, and ...
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Roland

Roland is a French boy name. The meaning of the name is `Famous Land` Where is it used? The name Roland is mainly used In English and In French.How do they say it elsewhere? Rolando ( In Spanish) Roldán ( In Spanish) Orlando ( In Italian) Lóránd ( In Hungarian) Lóránt ( In Hungarian) Rowland ( In English) Rolland ( In English) Roeland ( In D...
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Roland

[Piccinni] Roland is a tragédie lyrique in three acts by the composer Niccolò Piccinni. The opera was a new setting of a libretto written by Philippe Quinault for Jean-Baptiste Lully in 1685, specially adapted for Piccinni by Jean-François Marmontel. The opera was first performed on 27 January 1778 by the Académie Royale de Musique (Par...
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Roland

Roland (rō'lund) , 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 to inflame the...
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Roland

The Nord Bolkow Roland is a French/German surface-to-air guided missile developed during the 1960s and first issued to the French Army in 1977 and the German army in 1981. Roland was developed to offer protection against low-flying aircraft and helicopters flying at speeds of up to Mach 1.3. Roland carries a 6.5 kg multiple shaped charge warhead an...
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Roland

French hero. His real and legendary deeds of valour and chivalry inspired many medieval and later romances, including the 11th-century Chanson de Roland and Ariosto's Orlando furioso. A knight of Charlemagne, Roland was killed in 778 with his friend Oliver and the 12 peers of France at Roncesvalles (in ...
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Roland

[Lully] Roland is an opera with music by Jean-Baptiste Lully and a libretto by Philippe Quinault. It was first performed on January 8, 1685, at the Palace of Versailles by the Académie Royale de Musique (Paris Opera) and later, beginning on March 8, 1685, at the company`s public theatre in Paris, the Théâtre du Palais-Royal. The story is...
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Roland

[The X-Files] `Roland` is the twenty-third episode of the first season of the American science fiction television series The X-Files. It premiered on the Fox network on May 6, 1994. It was written by Chris Ruppenthal and directed by David Nutter. The episode featured guest appearances by Željko Ivanek, James Sloyan and Kerry Sandomirsky. T...
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Roland

[Graham Field] Roland (Graham Field) Airport, {Airport codes||||CKD7}, is located {convert|4|NM|lk=in} northwest of Roland, Manitoba, Canada. ...
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Roland

[missile] The Roland is a Franco-German mobile short-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system. The Roland was also purchased by the U.S. Army as one of very few foreign SAM systems. Roland was designed to a joint French and German requirement for a low-level mobile missile system to protect mobile field formations and fixed, high-value tar...
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Roland

[disambiguation] Roland (died 778) was a Frankish seneschal in Charlemagne`s service, and subject of the epic poem The Song of Roland. Roland may also refer to: ==Statue== ==People== ===Surname=== ===Given name=== ==Places== ==Music== ==Fiction== ==Aviation and space== ==Other uses== ...
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Roland

Roland (Frankish: Hruodland) (died 14 August 778) was a Frankish military leader under Charlemagne who became one of the principal figures in the literary cycle known as the Matter of France. The historical Roland was military governor of the Breton March, responsible for defending Francia`s frontier against the Bretons. His only historical attes....
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Roland

a Japanese musical instrument and audio equipment company that produces electronic keyboards, guitar amplifiers, effects units and other equipment.
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Roland

[game character] Roland was a game character developed in 1984 by Alan Sugar, CEO of Amstrad, and Jose Luis Dominguez, a Spanish game designer. The character was named for Roland Perry, a computer engineer who worked for Amstrad. The idea was to have one recognizable character in a number of different computer games in a bid to have the Ams...
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Roland

[train] The Roland was an express train that ran in Germany. For part of its existence, it was also an international train. Introduced in 1939, suspended during World War II, and reintroduced in 1952, it was operated in Germany by the Deutsche Reichsbahn Gesellschaft (DRG), the Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB) and the Deutsche Bahn (DB), respective...
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Roland

[name] Roland is a masculine first name, that is also used as a family name. ==Origin== The name Roland originates from German and means `famous land`. It became widespread after the military hero Roland who served in the Frankish army. Variations include `Rollo` in British English (the name is a type of chocolate candy in American English ...
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