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Matthaios Kigalas
(526 words)

Tzigalas, Sigalas, Cigalas

Date of Birth: 1580

Place of Birth: Cyprus, probably Nicosia

Date of Death: 1640

Place of Death: Venice


Matthaios Kigalas was a Greek Cypriot, probably of Italian origin, and was priest of the Orthodox Archbishopric of Cyprus, and later (1630) a vicar of the Orthodox Archbishopric of Philadelphia residing in Venice. He had several children, each of whom would become well-known in their time.

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Ioannis Kyriakantonakis, Paschalis Kitromilides and, “Matthaios Kigalas”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <>

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