Peter of Poitiers

French scholatic theologian (born about 1130, died 1215)

Peter of Poitiers, so-called because he was born in the Poiteir region in about 1130, studied at the University of Paris and went on to become a professor of theology there. He later became the University's chair of scholastic theology. He is known for his orthodox theology.

He, or an associate, are also connected with the production of the 'Chronicle Rolls', also known as the ‘Genealogy of Christ, with Chronicle of Popes and Emperors’. This fourteen page manuscrpt traces the family tree of the Bible from Adam and Eve to Jesus and the twelve apostles, who are illustrated in this image from the roll.
  • Gender
    Male
  • Relationship
    Artist/maker
  • Nationality
    French
  • Born
    1130 about
  • Place of birth
    Europe: Western Europe: France: Poitiers
  • Died
    1215
  • Place of death
    Europe: Western Europe: France: Paris; Europe: Western Europe: France: Paris
  • Cause of death
    Unknown or unrecorded
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