Saint Peter of Verona (Martyr)View Fullscreen
Pedro Berruguete, Saint Peter Martyr, 1493-1499, oil on panel, 177 x 90 cm, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid
Peter was a twelfth-century Veronese man who initially studied law, and then joined the Dominican order. He became the general inquisitor for northern Italy, but in a dispute with Cathari heretics he was ambushed and hit on the head with a cleaver and stabbed. He was the first martyr of the Dominican order.