Chrétien de Troyes was a French poet in the late 12th century, most well known for his [[KingArthur Arthurian romances]]. He introduced the [[LoveTriangle affair between Queen Guinevere and Lancelot]], {{the quest}} for the Holy Grail, and the FisherKing into the Arthur mythos, and greatly influenced later writers. His {{epic poem}}s about Knights of the Table Round were seminal works of the ChivalricRomance genre, and [[FollowTheLeader emulated countless times]] by later poets.

His final work, ''Perceval, the Story of the Grail'', was never finished due to AuthorExistenceFailure, although several other poets attempted to finish it.

!! The Arthurian romances of Chrétien de Troyes are:
* ''Erec and Enide''
* ''Cligès''
* ''Yvain, the Knight of the Lion''
* ''Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart''
* ''Perceval, the Story of the Grail''
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!! Tropes in Chrétien's romances:

* LoveTriangle: Between Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot.
* TheQuest: Especially in ''Perceval'', which features the Quest for the Holy Grail.
* YourCheatingHeart: Guinevere's extramarital love affair with Lancelot.

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