Gjon Nikollë Kazazi

Gjon Nikollë Kazazi (in Latin: Giovanni Battista Nicolovich Casasi) was an Albanian Catholic cleric, who served as Archbishop of the Diocese of Skopje,[1][2] known for discovering Meshari of Gjon Buzuku.[3]

His Excellency

Gjon Nikollë Kazazi

Personal details
Born(1702-01-01)1 January 1702
Yakova, Ottoman Empire
Died5 August 1752(1752-08-05) (aged 50)
Yakova, Ottoman Empire
OccupationCatholic priest,bishop,researcher
Alma materDoctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies

BiographyEdit

Monsignor Gjon Nikollë Kazazi was born on 1 January 1702, in Yakova, Ottoman Empire.[4] He finished elementary school in Yakova, at 18 he continued theological studies at Illyric College of St. Peter in Fermo and graduated in 1727 at Illyric College of Loreto, in which he studied philosophy, rhetoric and grammar, in 1727 he got the title of doctor of philosophy and theology.[5] After graduating he became a priest, in 1743 he became Archbishop of Shkup[6] In 1740 he discovered Meshari of Gjon Buzuku.[7] Monsignor Kazazi was the first Albanian researcher in Vatican Secret Archives.[8] Kazaz also referred to detecting fever medicine against disease. He died and was buried in his hometown.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gaetano Moroni (1853). Dizionario di erudizione storico-ecclesiastica da s. Pietro sino ai nostri giorni. pp. 234–.
  2. ^ Archbishop Joannes Battista Nicolovich
  3. ^ Meshari i Gjon Buzukut
  4. ^ Buxhovi, Jusuf (2002). Shënimet e Gjon Nikollë Kazazit. Indiana University: Shtëpia Botuese Faik Konica. p. 255. ISBN 9789951060127.
  5. ^ Gjon Nikollë Kazazi, short biography
  6. ^ Imzot Gjon Nikollë Kazazi
  7. ^ Meshari i Gjon Buzukut
  8. ^ Gazeta Zëri