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Matthaios of Myra
(850 words)

Date of Birth: Second half of the 16th century

Place of Birth: Pogoniani (Epirus)

Date of Death: 1624

Place of Death: Dealu monastery (Wallachia)


Born in the second half of the 16th century in Pogoniani, Matthaios was one of the many inhabitants of ‘ancient Epirus’ to seek his fortune in Constantinople. Nothing is known about these early stages of his life, except that he had a brother, Isaris Angele…

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Olar, Ovidiu, “Matthaios of Myra”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 03 August 2020 <>

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