- NAME: Richard I
- OCCUPATION: Folk Hero, Military Leader, Political Leader, King
- BIRTH DATE: September 06, 1157
- DEATH DATE: April 06, 1199
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Oxford, England, United Kingdom
- PLACE OF DEATH: Châlus, Limousin, France
- Nickname: "Richard the Lionheart"
- AKA: Richard Coeur de Lion
- AKA: Richard I
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Richard I, better known as "Richard the Lionheart," served as king of England from 1189 to 1199.
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Born on September 6, 1157, in Oxford, England, Richard I, better known as "Richard the Lionheart," served as king of England from 1189 to 1199. By age 16, Richard was commanding his own army in a revolt against his father, and became a central Christian commander during the Third Crusade. He was seen as a hero by his subjects and remains an enduring iconic figure in England today.
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