of birth unknown; d. at Velletri
in 1480; he was a man of much energy and great learning, and was held in high esteem as a preacher by the people of Brescia
, and other cities of Northern Italy
. Caperolo played an important part in the religious disturbances, which arose about the year 1475, between the Franciscan
provinces of Milan
, and which were occasioned in great measure by the war
then going on between Milan
and the Venetian
Republic. After considerable difficulty Caperolo succeeded in obtaining permission from Pope Sixtus IV
to separate several convents
of the Venetian
province from the obedience of the Observants, and to form a vicariate
, which was placed under the obedience of the Conventuals
, but retained the right
its own provincial superior. The members of the new congregation were known as Caperolani, from Caperolo their founder. The death of Caperolo, however, put an end to the Caperolani as a distinct branch within the order, and all the members of the new vicariate without exception returned to the obedience of the Observants.
Wadding, Annales Minorum (Rome, 1732), XIII, 402; XIV, 242; Kobler in Kirchenlex., s.v.
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APA citation. (1908). Pietro Caperolo. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03308a.htm
MLA citation. "Pietro Caperolo." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 3. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1908. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03308a.htm>.
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Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. November 1, 1908. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.
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