Peire Vidal

Peire Vidal (c. 1183 – c. 1204), along with Raimbaut de Vaqueiras, visited the court of Bonifacio de Monferrato in the late twelfth century. He dedicated some of his poetry to Beatrice, the daughter of Bonifacio, during his stay. Peire travelled to the East along with Bonifacio, who was hoping to become Emperor of the Latin Empire of Constantinople. Peire composed his last works in the years around 1205 to 1206 while in Malta as a part of Bonifacio’s entourage.

Known Work

See List of Peire Vidal’s works.


Silvio Avalle d’Arco, Peire Vidal: poesie. 2 vols., (Milan and Naples, 1960).

Secondary Literature

Veronica Mary Fraser. The Songs of Peire Vidal: Translation & Commentary. New York: Peter Lang, 2006.

See also information on the Latin Empire of Constantinople from the French of Outremer site.