Peter was born in 1AD and the New Testament shows that Peter was the son of John and Jona. He was from the village of Bethsaida in Galilee. He was known originally by the Hebrew name Simeon but Jesus changed it to Peter.
Peter was originally a fisherman, he played an important role and was with Jesus during special events that were only witnessed by three apostles such as the Transfiguration.
By the time he met and joined Jesus, he was already married and lacked any formal education. Peter worked the fishing nets with his father and his brother Andrew in the town of Capernaum. Andrew also joined the group of Jesus' disciples on the same day
According to Christian tradition, Peter was crucified in Rome under Emperor Nero. Peter asked to be held upside down at his own request, since he saw himself unworthy to be crucified in the same way as Jesus. Tradition holds that he was crucified at the site of the Clementine Chapel around 64 AD.