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 Peter Courtenay

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Peter Courtenay

  • Birth 1432
  • Death 22 Sep 1492
  • Burial Winchester, City of Winchester, Hampshire, England
  • Memorial ID 68282216

Bishop of Winchester 1487–1492. He was educated at Exeter College, Oxford, Courtenay became dean of Windsor, then Dean of Exeter 14 June 1478 he was elected Bishop of Exeter and was consecrated on 8 November 1478. He was translated 29 January 1487 to the see of Winchester in succession to William Waynflete. With Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, and others he attempted to raise a rebellion against Richard III in 1483, and fled to Brittany when this enterprise failed. Courtenay was restored to his dignities and estates in 1485 by Henry VII, whom he had accompanied to England,and was Keeper of the Privy Seal from 1485 to 1487.


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  • Created by: julia&keld
  • Added: 12 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68282216
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Courtenay (1432–22 Sep 1492), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68282216, citing Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, City of Winchester, Hampshire, England ; Maintained by julia&keld (contributor 46812479) .