This name derives from the Germanic name “Meginfrid”, composed of two Ancient Germanic elements: “*maginą / *mann-” (might, strength/man, the name of the M-rune) plus “*friþuz” (peace, tranquility, friendship). The name means “one that ensures peace by force, who believes in the power of peace, a man of peace”. 1) Manfred (1232–1266) was the King of Sicily from 1258 to 1266. He was a natural son of the emperor Frederick II of Hohenstaufen but his mother, Bianca Lanzia, is reported by Matthew of Paris to have been married to the emperor while on her deathbed. 2) Manfred: A dramatic poem is a poem written in 1816–1817 by Lord Byron. It contains supernatural elements, in keeping with the popularity of the ghost story in England at the time. It is a typical example of a Romantic closet drama.
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