Hospito (Ospitone) was a Christian chief of Barbagia (dux Barbaricinorum) in Sardinia in the late sixth century. Gregory the Great, in a letter dated to 594, commended Hospito 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]

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


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

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