Giuseppe Schirò (archbishop)

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Giuseppe Schirò (1690-1769) was an Arbëreshë clergy and writer of the 18th century.


Giuseppe Schirò was born in 1690 in Piana degli Albanesi, an Arbëreshë village of Sicily and there he became a priest of the Italo-Albanian Catholic Church. He is thought to have taken his first lessons from Giorgio Guzzetta.[1]

He became a writer in Greek and in Arbëresh, and later became archbishop of the short-lived Christian orthodox archdiocesis of Durazzo[2] and vicar apostolic in mission of Himara.

Schirò died in 1769 and will be remembered for the important contributions in the early Albanian language writings.[1]


  1. ^ a b Demiraj, Bardhyl (2003). "Zef Skiroi në kulturën e shkrimit shqip të shek. XVIII" (PDF). Albanian Orthodox. p. 2. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  2. ^ The Basilian Monks of Grottaferrata/Piana degli Albanesi in Albania

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