Capito, Wolfgang Fabricius (kăpˈĭtō, Ger. vôlfˈgäng fäbrēˈtsyŏs käˈpētō) [key], 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 Bucer in an attempt to unify the Evangelical churches of Germany, France, and Switzerland.
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