Nicola Capocci

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Nicola Capocci[1] (died 1368) was an Italian Cardinal.[2]

He studied law at the University of Perugia; later, in 1362, he founded there the Collegium Gregorianum (later called the Sapienza vecchia).[3]

He was proposed as bishop of Utrecht in 1341, but the appointment in a situation of conflict lasted only a year.[4] He was in Spain as bishop of Urgel, 1348-1351.[5]

He acted as papal legate in France, attempting to broker a peace with the English. In 1356 he was there with Hélie de Talleyrand-Périgord, just ahead of the battle of Poitiers.[6] He quarreled with Talleyrand, later that year, and operated independently from Paris.[7] He was in England in June 1357, back again with Talleyrand.[8] By mid-1358 the legates and Pope Innocent VI had despaired of an effective treaty:[9] the complete failure of the longest papal peacemaking mission of the fourteenth century.[10]


  1. ^ Niccola Capocci, Niccolo Capocci, Niccolò dei Capocci, Nicolò Capocci, Niccolà di Capoccia, Nicolas Capucci, Nicholas de Caputio.
  2. ^ From 1350, with the title of San Vitale [1]; from 1361 as bishop of Frascati[2].
  3. ^ Key to Umbria: City Walks - Sapienza Vecchia
  4. ^ [3] for a list including him;[4], in Dutch, referred to as Nicolaas de Caputio.
  5. ^ [5], [6],
  6. ^ Jonathan Sumption, The Hundred Years War II (1999), p. 231.
  7. ^ Sumption, p. 263.
  8. ^ Sumption, p. 290.
  9. ^ Sumption, p. 374.
  10. ^ Sumption, p. 385.