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Capistran Capestranus, Johannes von, Heiliger#

b. Capestrano (Italy), June 24, 1386, d. Ujlak-Ilok near Belgrade (Yugoslavia), Oct. 23, 1456; Franciscan monk, itinerant preacher. Came to Vienna in 1451, where he founded the first monastery of the Franciscans in Austria near St. Theobald auf der Laimgrube; participated in the Christianisation of the Hussites in Moravia; 1454 in Vienna, preached in favour of a crusade against the Turks; canonised in 1690. In 1430 the wooden "C. pulpit" was placed in "Stephansfreithof", the graveyard by St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna but in 1752 a stone replica was made and moved into the corner of the North choir of the cathedral.


J. v. C., Reden und Traktate, ed. by E. Jacob, 1905.


J. Hofer, J. v. C., 1964; S. Andríc, The Miracles of St. John Capistran, 2000.