Peter of Vaux-de-Cernay

1182 - 1218

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Peter of Vaux de Cernay (died c.1218) was a Cistercian monk of Vaux-de-Cernay Abbey, in what is now Yvelines, northern France, and a chronicler of the Albigensian Crusade. His Historia Albigensis is one of the primary sources for the events of that crusade. The chronicle is thought to have been written from 1212 to 1218, recounting events which were principally those of 1203 to 1208, but also later events, at some of which Peter himself was present as eyewitness. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter of Vaux-de-Cernay has received more than 21,746 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Peter of Vaux-de-Cernay is the 2,178th most popular religious figure (up from 2,205th in 2019).

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Among religious figures, Peter of Vaux-de-Cernay ranks 2,178 out of 3,187Before him are Egbert, Anna Wierzbicka, Velasio de Paolis, Virgilio Noè, Polycarpus I of Byzantium, and Amatus of Montecassino. After him are Giovanni de' Marignolli, Dionysius of Corinth, Bernhard II, Margrave of Baden-Baden, Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, Euthymius I of Constantinople, and Hypatius of Gangra.

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Among people born in 1182, Peter of Vaux-de-Cernay ranks 12Before him are Maria of Montpellier, Haakon III of Norway, Lutgardis, Minamoto no Yoriie, Eleanor, Fair Maid of Brittany, and Sakya Pandita.  Among people deceased in 1218, Peter of Vaux-de-Cernay ranks 12Before him are Hugh I of Cyprus, Odo III, Duke of Burgundy, Robert II, Count of Dreux, Theresa of Portugal, Countess of Flanders, Berthold V, Duke of Zähringen, and Konstantin of Rostov. After him is Theobald VI, Count of Blois.

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