Capito, Wolfgang Fabricius

(redirected from Wolfgang Fabricius Capito)
Also found in: Wikipedia.

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
..... Click the link for more information.
 in an attempt to unify the Evangelical churches of Germany, France, and Switzerland.
References in periodicals archive ?
This book is the first of a three-volume English translation of the correspondence of a major figure of Christian (or Erasmian) humanism and the early German Reformation, Wolfgang Fabricius Capito. The letters published here (some in full translation, others in summary) show that although Capito received a traditional scholastic education, by 1516 he had become an admirer of Erasmus.