Peter the Venerable (c.1092–1156)
Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
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The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization
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Schmidt, A. J. 2011. Peter the Venerable (c.1092–1156). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization.
- Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
Born in about 1092, Peter's parents dedicated him at birth, giving him to the monastery in Cluny (modern France), near Lyons. At this monastery he soon gained an honorable reputation, and at the young age of 20 he became a professor and a prior at the monastery of Vezelay.
- Peter the venerable (c.1092–1156);
- cistercian monk;
- prominent figure, in the catholic church