Peter Crockaert

Peter Crockaert (c. 1465–1514), known as Peter of Brussels, was a Flemish scholastic philosopher.[1] Initially he was a pupil of John Mair and a follower of William of Ockham. Later he joined the Dominican Order, and became a supporter of orthodox Thomism.[2][3] He taught at the University of Paris,[4] and is known for a number of commentaries, on Aristotle and Peter of Spain as well as on Aquinas.


  1. ^ ...a scholastic of some genius, [1] Archived 2010-06-14 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ [2], from the 1909 history by Maurice De Wulf.
  3. ^ first an ardent disciple of the Scot, John Mair, and like him a nominalist, he became a Dominican in 1503 and displayed the greatest zeal for St. Thomas Aquinas.[3]
  4. ^ In the first decade of the century Peter Crockaert (died 1514), a Belgian working in Paris, had substituted the Summa Theologiae for what had previously been the standard text for theological instruction, viz. the 'Sentences' of Peter Lombard. John Haldane, 1998 Aquinas Lecture.