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Robert I

noun
1.
("Robert the Devil") died 1035, duke of Normandy 1028–35 (father of William I of England).
2.
Also called Robert the Bruce, Robert Bruce. 1274–1329, king of Scotland 1306–29.
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Robert I

/ˈrɒbət/
noun
1.
known as Robert the Bruce. 1274–1329, king of Scotland (1306–29): he defeated the English army of Edward II at Bannockburn (1314) and gained recognition of Scotland's independence (1328)
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Robert the Devil

legendary son of a duke of Normandy, born in answer to prayers addressed to the devil. He uses his immense strength only for crime. Directed by the pope to consult a certain holy hermit, he is delivered from his curse by maintaining absolute silence, feigning madness, taking his food from the mouth of a dog, and provoking ill-treatment from the common people without retaliating. He later serves as the Holy Roman emperor's court fool but, at the bidding of an angel, three times rides out disguised as an unknown knight to deliver Rome from Saracen attacks. His disguise is pierced by the emperor's daughter. He refuses her hand in marriage, however, and withdraws to a hermitage.

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