A ruler who fell in love with Enid (Enide) when he met her during her distressing journey with Geraint. He threatened to kill Geraint unarmed in order to take Enid, but Enid convinced him to abduct her during the night instead. Then, in their quarters, she warned Geraint of the plan so that they could escape. The Brown Earl pursued them, but Geraint defeated him in combat.
He is known in Chrétien's Erec as Galoain.
A family of mighty knights who thrived in Uther Pendragon's day, each bearing the surname le brun ('the Brown'). These knights included Brannor, Bruhault, Brun, Ellain, Galehaut, Hector, Hubaus, Riger, and Segurant. Of these, Galehaut, Hector, and Segurant were the most renowned.
Brown Knight Without Pity
The Brown Knight had a castle somewhere in the vicinity of the Duke de la Rowse, and his hobby was slaying other knights and imprisoning their ladies. He had thirty widows captive in his castle. Gareth came by and slew him, liberated the castle and sent the ladies to Camelot.
If he had not been slain, one could have identified him with Breuse Sans Pitie, whose original name was Brun ("Brown").
Home of the "Brown" family of mighty knights, including Segurant the Brown and Galehaut the Brown.