Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
PR 187

Restitutus, ex-Donatist presbyter of Victoriana, near Hippo in North Africa, early 5th c.

Reference to prosopography: PCBE Afrique: Restitutus 6. Restitutus 18

Chronological and
geographical framework:

Died: 411 - 412
Attested presbyterial activity: 405 - 411 in Hippo Regius (Latin North Africa),


I agree with Goldbacher and Lenain de Tillemont, who think that there was only one presbyter Restitutus in the diocese of Hippo, and he was firstly beaten (Letter 105), and then, at another occasion, killed by the Donatists (Letter 133). Mandouze separates them, underlining that no previous violence is mentioned in Letter 133, and that Restitutus is a very frequent name.


Food/Clothes/Housing - Type of housing
Religious grouping (other than Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian) - Donatist
Change of denomination
Functions within the Church - Rural presbyter
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Relation with - Peasant
Relation with - Heretic/Schismatic
Described by a title - Conpresbyter
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