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John, of Capistrano, Saint, 1386-1456

LC control no.n 85319312
Descriptive conventionsrda
Personal name headingJohn, of Capistrano, Saint, 1386-1456
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Variant(s)Capestrano, Giovanni da, Saint, 1386-1456
Capistran, John, Saint, 1386-1456
Capistrano, Giovanni da, Saint, 1386-1456
Capistrano, Johannes de, Saint, 1386-1456
Capistrano, John of, Saint, 1386-1456
Capistranus, Johannes, Saint, 1386-1456
Gioanne, da Capistrano, Saint, 1386-1456
Giovanni, da Capestrano, Saint, 1386-1456
Giovanni da Capistrano, Saint, 1385 or 6-1456
Giovanni, da Capistrano, Saint, 1386-1456
Ioannes, of Capistrano, Saint, 1386-1456
Iohannes, de Capistrano, Saint, 1386-1456
Ivan, Kapistran, Saint, 1386-1456
Joannes, of Capistrano, Saint, 1386-1456
Johannes, Capistranus, Saint, 1386-1456
Johannes, de Capistrano, Saint, 1386-1456
John, Capistran, Saint, 1386-1456
Kapristan, Ivan, Saint, 1386-1456
Associated countryItaly
Birth date13860624
Death date14561023
Place of birthCapistrano (Italy)
Place of deathIlok (Croatia)
Field of activityPreaching
Special noteSome unsourced variants retained from AACR2 record
Found inLuszczki, L. De sermonibus S. Ioannis a Capistrano, 1961
LC data base, 1/21/86 (hdg.: Giovanni da Capistrano, Saint, 1385 or 6-1456)
Book of saints (John of Capistrano (St.) C.O.F.M.; 1386-1456 (Oct. 23); canonized 1724)
Holweck (John of Capistrano; b. 24 June 1386 at Capistrano)
Diz. biog. degli Italiani (Giovanni da Capestrano (Capistranus, Iohannes de Capistrano, Kapristan), saint, b. 24 June 1386, d. 23 Oct. 1456)
New Cath. encyc. 2003 (John Capistran, St., Franciscan theologian, preacher, and papal diplomat; b. 24 June 1386, d. 23 Oct. 1456)
ISTC it00060000 (... Johannis Capistrani, Gioanne da Capistrano)
Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages, 2000: (John of Capestrano (1386-1456). Born at Capestrano (L'Aquila), John studied law at Perugia and became a judge there in 1413-1414. In 1415, he took the habit of the Friars Minor and became part of the movement of the Observance, of which he became an eminent representative. Appointed preacher of the crusade against the Turks after the fall of Constantinople (1453), he took part in the victorious siege of Belgrade in 1456, but died soon after at Ilok (Slovenia), 23 October)
Oxford Dictionary of Saints (5th ed.), 2011, viewed online May 21, 2014 (John of Capestrano (1386-1456). Franciscan preacher. Born at Capistrano in the Abruzzi, he studied law at Perugia with conspicuous success, married, and became governor of Perugia in 1412. He was separated from his wife, presumably by mutual consent, and became a Franciscan at the age of thirty. He was ordained priest in 1420 and combined extreme austerity of life with unremitting effort in studying theology under Bernardino of Siena. He then became a successful preacher in Italy, attracting huge crowds and using the same techniques as Bernardino. He also worked hard at the reform and reorganization of the Franciscan Observant friars and of the nuns who were inspired by Colette.