Saint Peter also known as Simon Peter, Kepha or Cephas was a Jewish fisherman, born in Galilee and died in Rome around 67AD, crucified (upside down) during the persecutions of the early Christians at the time of emperor Nero,
shortly after the great fire of Rome
. The site of his crucifixion is unclear although two or three possibilities have been identified through the ages, a likely one being Nero’s circus which was on the Vatican hill
on the right bank of the river Tiber
However, it must be said that there are some historians who feel doubt that Peter was ever in Rome at all on the basis that the evidence of his presence is shaky and unreliable.
We also know that he was married, (that Jesus healed his mother in law) and that he had a brother Andrew who also became a follower of Jesus.
It is perhaps easiest to talk about St Peter by working backwards:
Saint Peter’s Burial
The tomb of the saint is in the Vatican crypt, in corres