Peter the Hermit

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 by Kilij Arslan I near Nicaea (qq.v.) on 21 October 1096. Peter's failure left an unfavorable impression of the crusader movement on Byzantium (q.v.), and the Seljuks of Asia Minor (qq.v.) expected further easy victories over subsequent crusader forces. In the Alexiad of Anna Komnene (q.v.) there is an unflattering portrait of Peter and his followers, who are rightly condemned for their lack of discipline.

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  • 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 — 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 — biographical name circa 1050 1115 French preacher of the 1st Crusade …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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

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