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Peter the Hermit

(d. 1115) French monk


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(c. 1050–1115)

French monk. His preaching on the First Crusade was a rallying cry for thousands of peasants throughout Europe to journey to the Holy Land; most were massacred by the Turks in Asia Minor. Peter later became prior of an Augustinian monastery in Flanders.

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


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