Ospitone

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Ospitone was a Christian chief of Barbagia in Sardinia in the late sixth century. Gregory the Great, in a letter dated to 594, commended Ospitone for his Christianity at a time when most Barbaricini were still pagans "living, all like irrational animals, ignorant of the truth of God and worshiping wood and stone."[1]

Ospitone confirmed a peace with the Byzantine dux Zabarda and consented to allow the missionaries Felix and Ciriaco to penetrate Barbagia.

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  1. ^ ...Barbaricini omnes, ut insensata animalia vivant, Deum verum nesciant, ligna autem et lapides adorent...