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Report No. r475

Petrus de Braco

fl. mid. 14th c.


Alternative Names

Pedro de Braco; Pierre de Braco



Born in Piacenza, Petrus worked for most of his adult life in the service of Etienne Aubert, professor of law at Toulouse, and a judge in the court of the senschal. He was an auditor sacri palatii. Petrus died just before his master was elected Pope Innocent VI (1352).



No. 1

Repertorium iuris canonici.

No. 2

Compendium iuris canonici.

No. 3

Opusculum compendiosum. A collection of 20 contrarietates between the Glossa ordinaria on the Decretum and Liber extra.

No. 4

Limitationes Innocentii. This work was an attempt to bring Innocent IV’s Commentaria up to date with material from the Liber Sextus and the Clementines.

No. 5

Repudium ambitionis. A verse satire on the papal court.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Repertorium iuris canonici.


Angers, BM 322


Paris, BN lat. 4139

No. 2

Compendium iuris canonici.


Tours, BM 561



A. Bernal Palacios, ‘Las Limitationes Innocentii atribuidas a Pedro de Braco’, Escritos del Vedat, 21 (1991) 155–176.

N. Zacour, ‘Petrus de Braco and his Repudium ambitionis’, Mediaeval Studies, 41 (1971) 1–29.

R. Chabanne, ‘Pierre de Braco’, in DDC (1957) 6.1473.

J. von Schulte, QL 2.262–63.