Peter


Peter

Peter is a popular male given name. It comes from the Greek word "πετρος" (petros) meaning "rock".

Peter could refer to the following:

* Peter (name), the name itself.

People

The following people are known primarily by the name "Peter":

Religion

* Saint Peter (-68), Jesus' disciple
* Peter the Deacon (-605), a confidant of Pope Gregory I and rector of Sicily, and a few others
* Peter the Deacon (chronicler) (-c.1140), "the Librarian" ("Bibliothecarius")
* Peter, bishop of Zaragoza (Spain) in 1112
* Peter, a companion in martyrdom of Berard of Carbio (-1220)
* Saint Peter of Verona (1206-1252), also known as Peter Martyr
* Peter of Auvergne (- after 1310), scholastic philosopher
* Saint Peter, Metropolitan of Moscow (-1326)
* Peter of Aquila (-1361), Italian Franciscan theologian and bishop
* Peter of Bergamo (-1482), Dominican theologian
* Saint Peter the Aleut (-1815?), Eastern Orthodox Christian martyr in California
* Pope Peter II (one of several antipopes, 20th century)
* Pierre Fourier Catholic saint and French priest

Other persons

* Peter (usurper) (sixth century), Roman general
* Peter (Byzantine General) (-602), Byzantine General and brother of Emperor Maurice
* Pier Gerlofs Donia, famous Frisian rebel, pirate and warlord, founder of the Arumer Black Heap and legendary strongman whose name "Pier" is Frisian for "Peter"
* Peter (floruit 926), Roman consul
* Peter I of Bulgaria, (-970), emperor of Bulgaria
* Peter, Duke of the Romans (11th century), Roman consul
* Peter of Maricourt = Peter Peregrinus (13th century), writer on magnetism and astrolabes
* Peter I of Russia (1672-1725), the first Russian emperor
* Peter (actor) (1952), the stage name of Shinnosuke Ikehata, a Japanese dancer and actor who appeared in Akira Kurosawa's "Ran"

Other uses

* The Peter principle: "In a Hierarchy Every Employee Tends to Rise to His Level of Incompetence," coined by Dr. Laurence J. Peter.
* "Peter" (short story), a 1892 short story by Willa Cather
* "Peter" (album), a 1993 EP by Canadian band Eric's Trip
* Peter, the Lord's cat, a cat who lived at Lord's Cricket Ground in London

See also

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