Nine Worthies, The

European - Heroes embodying the qualities of bravery and virtue. These men were listed in three groups of three. From the Bible there were David, Joshua and Judas; the classical period was represented by Alexander, Hector and Julius Caesar; and the later Christian world produced King Arthur, Charlemagne and Godfrey of Bouillon. Sometimes known as Nine Worthies, The, Neuf Preux, Neuf Preux or Nine Worthies.

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