Peter III (bishop of Lugo)

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Peter III was the Bishop of Lugo from 1113 until 1133.

Peter was a chaplain of Queen Urraca (capellanus regine) before he was raised to the see of Lugo after the resignation of his ineffective predecessor, Peter II, in 1113. According to the suggestions of the Historia compostellana, Peter III remained closely attached to the queen even after his elevation. He reorganised the chapter of the cathedral of Lugo and began construction on a new building. He was active in acquiring land for his diocese, as well as Papal privileges in 1123 and 1131.[1]

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  1. ^ Richard A. Fletcher (1978) The Episcopate in the Kingdom of León in the Twelfth Century (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 65–66. A facsimile of a charter of Peter's dated 19 March 1132, and subscribed by a chaplain (capellanus), probably of the bishop, by all the canons (omnes canonici), and by all the burgers of the town (omnes burgenses) is printed in Fletcher, 118–19.