Capgrave (or Catgrave), John

Capgrave (Or Catgrave), John, an English theologian, was an Augustine monk of Canterbury, and afterwards a doctor at Oxford, and provincial of his order. He was an intimate friend and the confessor of Humphrey, duke of Gloucester, and flourished about 1450. He died, according to some. accounts, in 1464;' according to Pits and others, in 1484. He wrote a Catalogus seu Legend a Sanctorum Aeglice (Lond. 1516, fol., and printed in English by the celebrated Caxton in 1483). He also left a' Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, of which the part relating to Genesis is preserved in the library of Oriel College; Oxford; and that on the Acts in the library of Balliol. Bale gives a full catalogue of his writings (Cent. viii, cap. i). See Landon, Ecclesiastical Dictionary, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouvelle Biographie Generale, s.v.

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