Capito, Wolfgang Fabricius


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Capito, Wolfgang Fabricius

(kăp`ĭtō, Ger. vôlf`gäng fäbrē`tsyo͝os kä`pētō), 1478–1541, German Protestant reformer, whose original family name was Köpfel. As a well-known humanist, he brought about communication between Erasmus and Luther. Capito worked with Martin BucerBucer or Butzer, Martin
, 1491–1551, German Protestant reformer born Martin Kuhhorn. At 14 years of age he joined the Dominican order, and he studied at Heidelberg, where he heard (1518) Luther in his public
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 in an attempt to unify the Evangelical churches of Germany, France, and Switzerland.