Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Capulets, The, a Ghibelline family of Verona, whose feud with the rival house of the Montagus has become famous through Shakespeare's tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, and through Dante's reference to it in the 6th book of his Purgatory. The quarrel, if it has any historical basis, must be traced to the early part of the fourteenth century.