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Heroine of the romance Floriant et Florete. Daughter of Emperor Filimenis of Constantinople.

She fell in love with Floriant, one of Arthur’s knights, during a war between Filimenis and Arthur. She defected from her father’s camp to be with Floriant. At the end of the war, the lovers were married and Florete became Queen of Sicily. They had a son named Froart. Florete accompanied her husband on several adventures and helped him to kill a dragon.

When her father died, Floriant and Florete became the rulers of Greece and Constantinople. At the end of their lives, the joined Morgan le Fay (Floriant’s foster-mother) in her otherworldly castle.

Floriant et Florete | c. 1250–1275