Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Peter of Cluny
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Petrus Venerabilis, Peter the Venerable

Date of Birth: 1092 or 1094

Place of Birth: Montboissier, Auvergne

Date of Death: 25 December 1156

Place of Death: Cluny, Burgundy


Peter of Cluny, known as Peter the Venerable since the end of the 12th century, was the ninth abbot of Cluny (1122-56). Born into a Montboissier family of the middle aristocracy of Auvergne, Peter became an oblate at the Cluniac monastery of…

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Iogna-Prat & John Tolan, Dominque, “Peter of Cluny”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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