Capito is the name of several persons in early Christian history:
1. The twenty-fifth bishop of Jerusalem, whose death is placed by Eusebius (Chronicon) in the consulship of Maternus and Bradua, A.D. 185.
2. A Donatist bishop, who joined in presenting a request against Caecilian, A.D. 313, claiming that the question at issue should be tried in Gaul, which had been free from the temptation that caused the dispute. He was present, accordingly, at Treves, April 28, 315.
3. Bishop in Sicily, present at the Council of Nice. 4. Father of the presbyter Athanasius, named, perhaps, to distinguish his son from the great bishop whose persecutions he shared.
5. An African bishop at the Council of Sardica, A.D. 347.
6, 7. In the Menology of Basil, on Dec. 22, we read of a Capito, sent as bishop to Cherso on the death of JEtherius, and who by a miracle converted the people. On comparing the entry on July 8, we find that Cherso means the Crimea, to which an earlier Capito had been sent, in the time of the Diocletian persecution, and was martyred.
8. A robber who became a hermit, and supported himself in a cave four miles from Antinopolis in Egypt. When Palladius saw him,. between A.D. 410 and 420, he had lived there fifty years without entering the city.