Peter the Hermit


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Peter the Hermit

Also called "Peter of Amiens." 1050?-1115?
French monk and preacher of the First Crusade (1095) who founded (c. 1100) the Augustinian monastery of Neufmoutier in Belgium.
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Peter the Hermit

n
(Biography) ?1050–1115, French monk and preacher of the First Crusade
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Pe′ter the Her′mit


n.
c1050–1115, French monk: preacher of the first Crusade 1095–99.
Also called Pe′ter of Amiens′.
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"The Black Wolf dead, Red Shandy and John Flory wounded, James Flory, One Eye Kanty and Peter the Hermit prisoners!" he ejaculated.
"But what be the duties?" said he whom they called Peter the Hermit.
As Shandy rose, one by one, John Flory, James, his brother, One Eye Kanty, and Peter the Hermit knelt before their young lord and kissed his hand.
Here is a crumbling wall that was old when Columbus discovered America; was old when Peter the Hermit roused the knightly men of the Middle Ages to arm for the first Crusade; was old when Charlemagne and his paladins beleaguered enchanted castles and battled with giants and genii in the fabled days of the olden time; was old when Christ and his disciples walked the earth; stood where it stands today when the lips of Memnon were vocal and men bought and sold in the streets of ancient Thebes!
For us that movement of the peoples from west to east, without leaders, with a crowd of vagrants, and with Peter the Hermit, remains incomprehensible.
Peter The Hermit is reputed to have said in 1274: "The young people of today think of nothing but themselves.
Peter the Hermit seemed especially adept at exploiting a popular apocalyptic sentiment to recruit his army.
He appeared to confuse the disaster which overtook a rabble led by the colourful Peter the Hermit with the facts of the battle of Dorylaeum, where Count Bohemund fought a planned and successful action against Sultan Kilij Arslan who commanded significantly greater forces.