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Peter the Deacon

(c. 1107—1153)


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(b. c.1107; d. after 1153) Chronicler, archivist, and librarian;

entered Monte Cassino as an oblate in 1115. He continued Leo of Ostia’s Chronica Monasterii Casinensis, and wrote numerous hagiographical, homiletic, and historical texts, also composing forgeries to extol his monastery.

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Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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