Peter the Hermit

biographical name circa 1050-1115 French preacher of the 1st Crusade

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  • Peter the Hermit — (died July 8 1115 in Neufmoutier by Huy) was a priest of Amiens and a key figure during the First Crusade.Before 1096According to Anna Comnena, he had attempted to go on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem before 1096, but was prevented by the Turks from… …   Wikipedia

  • Peter the Hermit — • Article on a man wrongly named by later writers as the instigator of the Crusades. In later life, Peter founded an abbey. He died in 1115 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Peter the Hermit     Peter the Hermit …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Peter the Hermit — (c. 1050–1115)    Polemicist.    Many legends are told of Peter the Hermit, most of them apocryphal. He was born near Amiens, France, and he lived for much of his life as a hermit. He was inspired by Pope Urban II’s call for a crusade against the …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Peter the Hermit — c1050 1115, French monk: preacher of the first Crusade 1095 99. Also called Peter of Amiens. * * * born с 1050, probably Amiens died July 8, 1115, Huy, Flanders French ascetic and one of the most important preachers of the First Crusade. A… …   Universalium

  • Peter the Hermit —    Popular preacher of the First Crusade (q.v.), who led a multitude of poor people and petty knights to Constantinople (q.v.) in 1096. Alexios I Komnenos (qq.v.) helped transport them to Asia Minor (q.v.), where they were ambushed and defeated… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Peter the Hermit — c1050 1115, French monk: preacher of the first Crusade 1095 99. Also called Peter of Amiens …   Useful english dictionary

  • PETER THE HERMIT —    a monk, born in Amiens, of good family, who is credited with having by his preaching kindled the enthusiasm in Europe which led to the first Crusade; he joined it himself as the leader of an untrained rabble, but made a poor figure at the… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Peter the Hermit — Pe′ter the Her′mit n. big c1050–1115, French monk: preacher of the first Crusade 1095–99 Also called Pe′ter of Amiens′ …   From formal English to slang

  • PETER THE HERMIT — (1050 1115)    AUGUSTINIAN MONK who played an important role in encouraging the FIRST CRUSADE …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Peter the Hermit — noun c. 1050–1115, French monk; a preacher of the first Crusade …   Australian English dictionary

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