Peter (St) Martyr (2)
Peter (St.) Martyr (2)
a Romish saint of the 15th century, was born at Arena in 1455, and was probably educated at the university in Salamanca, where he taught for many years with great success. He had a part in the wars against the Moors, and in 1505 took holy orders. As prior of Granada lie was frequently employed in very important missions by queen Isabella the Catholic. His travels in diplomatic interests he described in De legatione Babylonica. He died in 1525. His Epistola de rebus Hispanicis was published at Alcala in 1530, and at Amsterdam in 1670.