Nicola Chetta

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Nicola Chetta, (Arbërisht: Nikollë Keta; 1740? – 1803) was an Arbëresh writer and priest. He was born in Contessa Entellina. He was educated at the Greek Orthodox seminary in Palermo. In 1777, Keta himself became rector of the seminary himself. As a poet, he wrote both religious and secular verse in Albanian and Greek, and has the honour of having composed the first Albanian sonnet (1777).[1]


  1. ^ Albanian literature: a short history Authors Robert Elsie, Centre for Albanian Studies (London, England) Publisher I.B.Tauris, 2005 ISBN 1-84511-031-5, ISBN 978-1-84511-031-4 p. 46-48 [1]