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Wolfgang Fabricius Capito

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.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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