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Peter Cantor
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(Petrus; first half of the 12th cent., Hosdenc, near Beauvais – 1197, Cistercian abbey of Longpont, near Soissons). Sometime before 1173, after studying at the cathedral school in Reims, he began teaching at the cathedral school in Paris as a canon; in 1183 he was appointed to the post of cantor. He refused his election as bishop of Paris in 1196. In 1197 he was elected dean of the cathedral chapter of Reims, but died on his journey from Paris. Numerous works, some still unpublished, bear witness to his teaching activity: glosses on the Old and New Testaments; Distinctiones or S…

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Köpf, Ulrich, “Peter Cantor”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024476>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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