Who was Lancelot?

Lancelot was known as the greatest and worst of the Knights. He becomes the King's Champion and undertakes quests in the King's name. He becomes the adulterous lover of Queen Guinevere, they have a son named Galahad. This relationship brings to an end the Court of King Arthur. Lancelot was the creation of Chretien de Troyes, written about in the late 1100's. Malory wrote about Lancelot 300 years later when he was presented as a much more popular Knight and became Arthur's favorite Knight. However, Arthur and Lancelot eventually kill each other in battle.