Gjon Nikollë Kazazi

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Gjon Nikollë Kazazi
Born Gjon Nikollë Kazazi
(1702-01-01)January 1, 1702
Jakova, Ottoman Empire
Died August 5, 1752(1752-08-05) (aged 50)
Jakova, Ottoman Empire
Other names Mons. Gjon Nikollë Kazazi
Occupation Catholic priest,bishop,researcher
Known for discovering Meshari

Gjon Nikollë Kazazi was an Albanian Catholic bishop of Skopje, known for discovering Meshari of Gjon Buzuku.[1]


Monsignor Gjon Nikollë Kazazi was born in 1 January 1702,in Gjakova, Ottoman Empire.[2] He finished elementary school in Gjakova, at 18 he continued theological studies at Illyric College of St. Peter in Fermo and graduatrd 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.[3] After graduating he become a priest, in 1743 he became Archbishop of Shkup[4] In 1740 he discovered Meshari of Gjon Buzuku.[5] Monsignor Kazazi was the first Albanian researcher in Vatican Secret Archives.[6] Kazaz also referred to detecting fever medicine against disease, illness through Ottoman invaders which had tried to exterminate all the people of Djakovica and its surroundings. He died and was buried in his hometown Gjakova (Jakova Otoman Empire)