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Tell, William

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishTell, WilliamWilliam TellTell, William ๐Ÿ”Š ๐Ÿ”Š a Swiss folk hero of the 14th century, who opposed the Austrians who ruled Switzerland. According to a famous story, Tell was ordered by the Austrian governor to use his crossbow to shoot an apple placed on his own sonโ€™s head. He succeeded in doing this because of his great skill, and later killed the governor. This encouraged the Swiss people to fight and gain their independence. Tellโ€™s story is told in a well-known opera by Rossini.
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