This name derives from the Roman cognomen “barbātus”, meaning “bearded”. 1) Saint Barbatus of Benevento (Italian: San Barbato) († 682), was a bishop of Benevento from 663 to 682. He succeeded Hildebrand in this capacity. He assisted in a church council called by Pope Agatho in Rome in 680 and in 681 attended the Third Council of Constantinople against the Monothelites. 2) Lucius Cornelius Scipio Barbatus (†280 BC) was one of the two elected Roman consuls in 298 BC.