Capua, Pietro Di
Capua, Pietro Di, an Italian prelate, a native of Amalfi, was made cardinal deacon in 1192 by pope Celestine II, who employed him in three consecutive legations, Naples, Lombardy, and Poland, where he reformed certain abuses. On his return to Italy he Was ,arrested by marauders near Placentia, and obliged to pay a ransom. Innocent III employed him to secure a truce between France and England, and to arrange other important matters. He was also legate of the crusade of 1203. After a short sojourn in the East he returned to Rome, where he died in 1209. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.