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Lion (as an agnomen)


Alp Arslan [the Valiant Lion], son of Togrul Beg, the Perso-Turkish monarch. (Reigned 1063–1072.)

Ali was called The Lion of God for his religious zeal and great courage. His mother called him at birth Al Haïdara, the Rugged Lion. (A.D. 602, 655–661.)

Ali Pasha, called The Lion of Janina. overthrown in 1822 by Ibrahim Pasha. (1741, 1788–1822.)

Arioch (fifth of the dynasty of Ninu, the Assyrian), called Arioch Ellasʹar—i.e. Arioch Melech al Asser, the Lion King of Assyria. (B.C. 1927–1897.)

Damelowiez, Prince of Haliez, who founded Lemberg (Lion City) in 1259.

Gustaʹvus Adolphus, called The Lion of the North. (1594, 1611–1632.)

Hamza, called The Lion of God and of His Prophet. So Gabriel told Mahomet his uncle was enregistered in heaven.

Henry, Duke of Bavaria and Saxony, was called The Lion for his daring courage. (1129–1195.)

Louis VIII. of France was called The Lion because he was born under the sign Leo. (1187, 1223–1226.)

Richard I. Cœur de Lion (Lion’s heart), so called for his bravery. (1157, 1189–1199.)

William of Scotland, so called because he chose a red lion rampant for his cognisance. (Reigned 1165–1214.)

The Order of the Lion. A German Order of civil merit, founded in 1815.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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