(Chevalier), Pierre du Terrail, a celebrated French knight (1476-1524). Le chevalier sans peur et sans reproche.
Bayard of the East
(The) or Of the Indian Army. Sir James Outram (1803-1863).
A horse of incredible swiftness, belonging to the four sons of Aymon. If only one of the sons mounted, the horse was of the ordinary size; but if all four mounted, his body became elongated to the requisite length. The name is used for any valuable or wonderful horse, and means a “high-bay” (bay-ard). (Villeneuve: Les Quatre-Filz Aymon.) (See Horse.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894