The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A famous crusader, hero of Tasso's great poem; was the son of Palgrave Otho the Good, and of Emma, Robert Guiscard's sister; for great deeds done in the first crusade he was rewarded with the principality of Tiberias; in the "Jerusalem Delivered" Tasso, following the chroniclers, represents him as the very "flower and pattern of chivalry"; stands as the type of "a very gentle perfect knight"; died at Antioch of a wound received in battle (1078-1112).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Tancred'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/t/tancred.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.