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John of Capistrano (Saint)
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(Jun 24, 1386, Capestrano, L'Aquila – Oct 23, 1456, Ilok [Ujlak] on the Danube), Ordo Fratrum Minorum Observantiae, Saint. As the son of a noble family, John studied both civil and canon law in Perugia and subsequently entered into the service of the king of Naples as a magistrate and later as a judge. After a period of imprisonment, he joined the order of the Observants in 1415. His long ecclesiastical career began in 1417, in the course of which he officiated as an itinerant preacher, papal advi…

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Schmucki, Oktavian, “John of Capistrano (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 July 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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