Peter (Pierre), Son of Bechin
Peter (Pierre), Son Of Bechin was a French historian, who died in the 12th century. It is supposed that he was canon of St. Martin of Tours. He left a Chaonique, which begins with the creation of the world and ends with 1137. For ancient times, it is a compilation from Eusebius, from St. Jerome, Isidore of Seville, Gregory of Tours; for modern times, from Frddegaire, St. Odon, etc. However, some passages from this Chronique, relative to St. Martin of Tours, to the abbey of Cormery, and to the counts of Anjou, are not without interest. It has never been published elitire. Short fragments of it may be found in the Recueil of Duchesne (3:365-372), and in that of Bouquet (3:5, 6:8:10:11:12); but M. Salmon has recently published the best part of it in his Chroniques de Touraine, after three MSS., one from the Imperial Library, two from the Vatican. See Hist. Litt. de la France, 12:80; 13:57; Andre Salmon, Notices sur les Chroniques de Touraine. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 40:191.