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Capito, Wolfgang Fabricius

(Köpfel; 1478–1541). Received degree in medicine at U. of Freiburg; turned to law, then to theol.; cathedral preacher at Basel 1515; preacher at Mainz 1519; espoused Reformation doctrines; to Strasbourg 1523, where he was chief preacher of the Ch. of St. Thomas. Instrumental in drawing up Tetrapolitan Conf. 1530. Helped with Wittenberg* Concord 1536, achieving agreement with Luth. party. See also Reformed Confessions, A 6; D 1; Regensburg Book.

J. W. Baum, Capito und Butzer, Strassburgs Reformatoren, in Roman Leben und ausgewählte Schriften der Väter und Begründer der reformirten Kirche, III (Elberfeld, 1860).

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