Gjon Muzaka

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Gjon Muzaka
Prince
sons Theodore, Adrian and Constantine
Full name
Gjon Gjin Muzaka
Noble family Muzaka family
Father Gjin Muzaka
Died 1515 or later

Gjon Muzaka (fl. 1510; Italian: Giovanni Musachi) was an Albanian nobleman from the Muzaka family, that has historically ruled in the Myzeqe region, Albania.[1] In 1510 he wrote a Breve memoria de li discendenti de nostra casa Musachi (Short memoir on the descendents of our Myzeqe lineage). The work was published in Karl Hopf's Chroniques gréco-romaines, Paris 1873, p. 270-340.[2]

According to his memoirs, which are not completely reliable primary source, Gjon's father died before Ottomans captured Berat in 1417.

Name[edit]

His name is mentioned in sources in several different versions, like John, Giovanni[3] Ivan,[4] and Jovan.[5]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Braudel, Fernand (1995). The Mediterranean and the mediterranean world in the age of Philip II, Volume 2. p. 664. ISBN 0-520-20330-5. 
  2. ^ "John Musachi: Brief Chronicle on the Descendants of our Musachi Dynasty". 
  3. ^ Robert Elsie (2010). Historical Dictionary of Albania. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 315. ISBN 978-0-8108-6188-6. "John Musachi (Ital. Giovanni Musachi)" 
  4. ^ The complaints of Macedonia: memoranda, petitions, resolutions, minutes, letters and documents, addressed to the League of Nations, 1919-1939. International Documentation on Macedonia. 1979. p. 17. "Ivan Musachi" 
  5. ^ Spiridion Gopčević (1889). Makedonien und Alt-Serbien (in German). L. W. Seidel. p. 305. "Jovan Musaki"