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Bernardo del Carpio

Bernardo del Carpio (bĕrnärˈdō dĕl kärˈpyō) [key], hero of medieval Spanish legend. He was supposedly the nephew of Alfonso II of Asturias, against whom he strove to secure his father's release from prison. Spanish legend has him a counterpart of the French Roland and in some versions the slayer of Roland at Roncesvalles.

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