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Tancred or Tankred is a masculine given name of Germanic origin. Tankrad comes from thank- (thought) and -rad (counsel), meaning "well-thought advice". It was used in the High Middle Ages mainly by the Normans (see French Tancrède) and especially associated with the Hauteville family in Italy. It is rare today as a first name, but still common as a Norman surname: Tanqueray. Its Italian form is Tancredi and in Latin it is Tancredus. Its Italian patronymic is also Tancredi. Famous historical persons with the name include:

  • Tancred of Hauteville may refer to:
    • Tancred of Hauteville, founder of the Hauteville family
    • Tancred, Prince of Galilee, a leader of the First Crusade
    • Tancred, Prince of Bari, son of Roger II of Sicily, and Prince of Taranto from 1132 to 1138
    • Tancred, Count of Syracuse
    • Tancred of Sicily, King of Sicily in the late 12th century
  • Tancred of Conversano, count of Brindisi
  • Tancred Tancredi, Dominican friar
  • Tancred of Bologna, Dominican canonist
  • Tankrad, abbot of Prüm Abbey in the 9th century
  • Tancredo Neves, Brazilian politician
  • Tancred Ibsen, Norwegian officer, pilot, film director and screenwriter.
  • Angelus Tancredi, noble cavalier who joined the 1st Order of Franciscan Friars. He was one of Saint Francis of Assisi's "3 great companions" who wrote his life story following his death
Fictional characters
  • Tancred of Salerno, character in Boccaccio's Decameron
  • Tancred, a character in the Italian epic poem La Gerusalemme liberata, 1581, by Torquato Tasso. He is beloved by Clorinda and Erminia, and often shown in art with one of them
  • Tancred Torsson, a character in Jenny Nimmo's " Children of the Red King" series
  • Tancred, a character in the computer game Diablo 2
  • Tancred, a character in Summoner, known as the "King of Fleas"
Works of art
  • Tancredi, an opera by Gioachino Rossini (1813), based on Tasso
  • Tancred (novel), a novel published in 1847 by Benjamin Disraeli, with a contemporary setting
  • Tancred (play), a nineteenth-century play by John Augustus Stone, based on the crusader
Tancred (play)

Tancred, or the Siege of Antioch was an early 19th-century (1827) play by American playwright John Augustus Stone.

Category:Plays by John Augustus Stone Category:1827 plays Category:Historical plays Category:Middle East in fiction

Tancred (novel)

Tancred; or, The New Crusade ( 1847) is a novel by Benjamin Disraeli, first published by Henry Colburn in three volumes. Together with Coningsby (1844) and Sybil (1845) it forms a sequence sometimes called the Young England trilogy. It shares a number of characters with the earlier novels, but unlike them is concerned less with the political and social condition of England than with a religious and even mystical theme: the question of how Judaism and Christianity are to be reconciled, and the Church reborn as a progressive force.