List of Knights of the Round Table

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The Arthurian legend featured many Knights of the Round Table. Their names often differed from version to version and from language to language. The following is a list of them with descriptions.

Knights of the Round Table
Name Other names Earliest appearance Works featured in Description
Aglovale Agloval, Sir Aglovale de Galis The Life of Sir Aglovale de Galis, The Once and Future King King Pellinore's eldest son
Agravain Agravaine Lancelot-Grail, Le Morte D'Arthur Second son of King Lot and Morgause, joins Mordred's rebellion
King Arthur Arthur Pendragon Y Gododdin, c. 7th century Many King of the Britons
Bagdemagus Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart, 1170s Meleagant's father and ruler of Gorre
Bedivere (Welsh: Bedwyr)(French: Bédoier) Bedevere Pa Gur yv y Porthaur, c. 10th century Vita Cadoc, Culhwch and Olwen, Stanzas of the Graves, Welsh Triads, Historia Regum Britanniae, Le Morte d'Arthur, numerous others Returns Excalibur to The Lady of the Lake, brother to Sir Lucan
Bors the Younger Son of Bors the Elder, father of Elyan the White
Breunor le Noir Brunor, La Cote Male Taile ("The Badly-shaped Coat") Knight who wears his murdered father's coat, brother of Dinadan and Daniel
Cador (Latin: Cadorius) Historia Regum Britanniae, The Dream of Rhonabwy Raised Guinevere as his ward, father to Constantine III of Britain, Described in some works as Arthur's cousin
Calogrenant Colgrevance, Cynan Chrétien de Troyes' Yvain, the Knight of the Lion, 1170s Le Morte d'Arthur Cousin to Sir Ywain
Caradoc (Latin: Caractacus) (Welsh: Caradog Freichfras, meaning Caradoc Strong (or Stout) Arm)) (French: Carados Briefbras) Perceval, the Story of the Grail, the Mabinogion Rebelled against Arthur when he first became king, but later supported him. Sometimes two characters, Caradoc the Elder (a king) and Caradoc the Younger (a knight)
Claudin Lancelot-Grail, Le Morte d'Arthur Virtuous son of the Frankish villain Claudas, eventually becomes one of 12 knights to achieve the Holy Grail
Constantine III of Britain Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae, c. 1136 Historia Regum Britanniae, Le Morte d'Arthur Arthur's cousin and successor to his throne, Cador's son
Dagonet Alfred, Lord Tennyson's Idylls of the King Arthur's court jester
Daniel von Blumenthal Daniel von Blumenthal, 1220 A Knight of the Round Table found in an early German offshoot of Arthurian legend
Dinadan Prose Tristan, 1230s Prose Tristan, Le Morte D'Arthur Son of Sir Brunor the Senior
Ector Hector, Antor, Ectorius Lancelot-Grail, early 13th century The Once and Future King, Le Morte d'Arthur Raises Arthur according to Merlin's command, father to Sir Kay
Elyan the White (French: Helyan le Blanc) Son of Sir Bors and Claire, King Brandegoris' daughter, helps Lancelot rescue Guinevere and goes into exile with him
Erec Unclear; first literary appearance as Erec in Chrétien de Troyes' Erec and Enide, c. 1170 See Geraint and Enid Son of King Lac and a Knight of the Round Table
Esclabor Father of Palamedes, Safir, and Segwarides
Feirefiz Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival, early 13th century Half-brother to Percival and King Arthur's nephew
Gaheris Le Morte d'Arthur Son of King Lot and Morgause, brother to Gawain, Agravaine, and Gareth, and half-brother to Mordred
Galahad Lancelot-Grail, early 13th century Lancelot-Grail, Post-Vulgate Cycle, Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur Bastard son of Sir Lancelot and Elaine of Corbenic
Galehault Galehalt, Galehaut Lancelot-Grail, early 13th century Former enemy of Arthur who becomes close friends with Lancelot
Galeschin Galeshin The Vulgate Cycle Son of Elaine of Garlot and King Nentres, nephew of Arthur
Gareth Beaumains Le Morte d'Arthur, Idylls of the King Also a son of Lot and Morgause, in love with Lyonesse
Gawain (Latin: Walwanus, Welsh: Gwalchmai, Irish: Balbhuaidh) Culhwch and Olwen, c. 11th century Chretien de Troyes' Conte du Graal, Lancelot-Grail cycle, Prose Tristan,Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Thomas Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur and many short Middle English romances Another son of Lot and Morgause, father of Gingalain
Geraint Geraint and Enid Enid's lover
Gingalain Guinglain, Gingalin, Gliglois, Wigalois, etc., also Le Bel Inconnu, or The Fair Unknown Le Bel Inconnu Gawain's and Blanchemal's son
Gornemant Gurnemanz Perceval, the Story of the Grail Wolfram's Parzival Mentor to Perceval
Green Knight Bercilak, Bertilak, Bernlak, Bredbeddle Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, 1300s The Greene Knight, King Arthur and King Cornwall A knight enchanted by Morgan le Fay in order to test Gawain
Griflet Girflet, Jaufre Jaufré The son of Do (or Don), cousin to Sir Lucan and Sir Bedivere
Hector de Maris Ector de Maris Quest du Saint Graal Vulgate Cycle Half-brother of Lancelot, son of King Ban and the Lady de Maris, Sir Bors and Sir Lionel are his cousins
Hoel (Welsh: Howel, Hywel) The Dream of Rhonabwy, Geraint and Enid Son of King Budic of Brittany, father to St. Tudwal
Kay (Welsh: Cai, Latin: Caius) Pa Gur yv y porthaur? 10th century Many Foster brother to Arthur, Sir Ector's son
Lamorak Prose Tristan, c. 1235 Lancelot-Grail Cycle Son of King Pellinore, brother to Tor, Aglovale, Percival, and Dindrane. Lover of Morgause
Lancelot Lancelot du Lac, Lancelot of the Lake, Launcelot Chrétien de Troyes' Erec and Enide, c. 1170 Chrétien's Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart, Lancelot-Grail, many others Son to King Ban and Elaine, most famous for his affair with Queen Guinevere, Arthur's wife, most prominent Knight of the Round Table
Lanval Landevale, Launfal, Lambewell Marie de France's Lanval, late 12th century Sir Landevale, Sir Launfal, Sir Lambewell A knight of King Arthur's court who falls in love with a fairy
Leodegrance Leondegrance Guinevere's father, King of Cameliard in what is now southwest England
Lionel Lancelot-Grail, early 13th century Son of King Bors of Gaunnes (or Gaul), brother of Bors the Younger
Lucan Sir Lucan the Butler Le Morte d'Arthur Servant to King Arthur, Bedivere's brother, Griflet's cousin
Maleagant Malagant, Meleagant, perhaps Melwas Unclear, a similar character named "Melwas" appears in the 12th century Life of Gildas Lancelot-Grail, Post-Vulgate Cycle, Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur Abductor of Guinevere
Mordred Modred (Welsh: Medrawd, Latin: Medraut) Annales Cambriae, c. 970 Many In some literature, Arthur's illegitimate son through Morgause (or Morgan le Fay), kills and is killed by Arthur
Morholt Marhalt, Morold, Marhaus Tristan poems of Béroul and Thomas of Britain, 12th century Tristan poems of Béroul, Thomas, Eilhart von Oberge, Gottfried von Strassburg, Prose Tristan, Post-Vulgate Cycle, Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur Irish knight, rival of Tristan, uncle of Iseult
Morien Moriaen Dutch romance Morien, 13th century Half-Moorish son of Aglovale
Pelleas Pellias Post-Vulgate Cycle, 1230s Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, Alfred, Lord Tennyson's Idylls of the King A Knight of the Round table in love with Ettarre, later lover of Nimue
Pellinore Lancelot-Grail, Post-Vulgate Cycle, Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, T. H. White's The Once and Future King King of Listenoise and friend to Arthur
Percival (Welsh: Peredur) Perceval, Parzifal As Percival, Chrétien de Troyes' Erec and Enide, c. 1170 Chrétien's Perceval, the Story of the Grail, Lancelot-Grail, many Achiever of the Holy Grail; King Pellinore's son in some tales
Safir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, Prose Tristan Son to Esclabor, brother of Segwarides and Palamedes
Sagramore Sagramor Lancelot-Grail, Post-Vulgate Cycle, Prose Tristan, Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur Ubiquitous Knight of the Round Table; various stories and origins are given for him
Segwarides Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, Prose Tristan Son of Esclabor, brother of Safir and Palamedes
Tom a'Lincoln The Red Rose Knight At least in Richard Johnson's Tom a Lincoln part 1, 1599; possibly mentioned in Robert Greene's Farewell to Folly, 1591 Illegitimate son of King Arthur through Angelica
Tor Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur Son of King Ars, adopted by Pellinore
Tristan (Latin/Brythonic: Drustanus; Welsh: Drystan; Portuguese: Tristão; Spanish: Tristán; also known as Tristran, Tristram, etc.) Beroul's 'Roman de Tristan' Thomas of Britain's 'Roman de Tristan', the two 'Folies Tristans', Marie de France's 'Chevrefeuil', Eilhart von Oberge, Gottfried von Strassburg, Post-Vulgate Prose Tristan, Post-Vulgate Cycle, Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur Son of Blancheflor and Rivalen (or Meliodas), Iseult's lover
Urien Uriens Historical figure Welsh Triads Father of Ywain (Owain mab Urien), husband of Morgan le Fay
Ywain (Welsh: Owain) Yvain, Ewain or Uwain Based on the historical figure Owain mab Urien Historia Brittonum, Yvain, the Knight of the Lion Urien's son, Morvydd's brother
Ywain the Bastard Ywain the Adventurous Urien's illegitimate son through a seneschal, accidentally killed by Gawain