Welsh: Gwitard

The Duke of the Poitevins or Poitou who was conquered by Duke Hoel at the behest of Arthur, as part of Arthur’s campaign to subjugate all of Europe.

Guitard later became loyal to Arthur and fought for him in the Roman campaign. During the war, Guitard learned that a Roman force was planning to liberate Roman prisoners when they were being escorted to a Paris prison. Guitard arrived just in time and saved Arthur’s men from defeat.

He also commanded a company of soldiers in the final battle at Soissons, and there killed King Munstensar of Africa.

His name probably comes from the Welsh Gwitart.

Historia Regum Britanniae | Geoffrey of Monmouth, c. 1138
Roman de Brut | Wace, c. 1155
Brut | Layamon, late 12th century to mid-13th century