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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Guelpho (3 syl.),
son of Actius IV., Marquis d’Este and of Cunigunda, a German, King of Carynth’ia. He led an army of 5,000 men from Germany, but two-thirds were slain by the Persians. He was noted for his broad shoulders and ample chest. Guelpho was Rinaldo’s uncle, and next in command to Godfrey. (Tasso: Jerusalem Delivered, iii.)   1

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