Peter Quesnel

Peter Quesnel (or Quesuel) (d. 1299?) was an English Franciscan friar who became the warden of the Franciscan house at Norwich, England. Quesnel held a high reputation as a "theologian and doctor of the canon law", and was the author of Directorium Juris in Foro Conscientiæ et Juridiciali.


Quesnel's work is divided into four books:

  • De summa Trinitate et fide Catholica, et de septem Sacramentis;
  • De iisdem Sacramentis ministrandis et accipiendis;
  • De Criminibus quæ a Sacramentis impediunt et de pœnis iisdem injungendis;
  • De iis quæ ad jus spectant ordinate dirigendis.

(Little, Greyfriars at Oxford, p. 224 n. 1, Oxf. Hist. Soc.).[1]


  1. ^ Kingsford, Charles Lethbridge (1896). "Quesnel, Peter" . In Lee, Sidney (ed.). Dictionary of National Biography. 47. London: Smith, Elder & Co.

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain"Quesnel, Peter". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.