Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Raymond of Penyafort
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Ramon de Penyafort, Ramón de Peñaforte

Date of Birth: About 1180

Place of Birth: Probably Penyafort, Catalonia

Date of Death: 6 January 1275

Place of Death: Barcelona


Raymond studied law in Bologna in the 1210s and then taught there as master. He joined the Dominican order in the 1220s. In November 1229, Pope Gregory IX called on him to preach the crusade for James I’s conquest of Mallorca in southern France, including Arles and Narbonne (Dipl…

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Tolan, John, “Raymond of Penyafort”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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