He was born around 1 AD. He was called by Jesus to follow him when he was fishing. Saint Peter is one of the twelve disciples. He was called Simon before Jesus changed it to Peter. He was a leader of the first Christian Church.
He died around 64 AD. He was crucified upside down because he didn't think he was worthy of being crucified the same way as Jesus. He was buried in Saint Peter's Basilica, in Vatican City. He is known as the Apostle of the Apostles.
Saint Peter's feast day is June 29. He is the patron saint of bakers, fisherman, and locksmiths. He is called Peter because Peter means rock and he is the rock of the church. People pray to him for many things including fevers, foot problems, and longevity