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Johannes Caioni

Romanian monk

1629   -   1687

country of citizenship: Principality of Transylvania
native language: Romanian
languages spoken, written or signed: Latin, Hungarian, Romanian
occupation: composer, poet

Johannes Caioni (Ion Căian or Căianu in Romanian or Kájoni János in Hungarian; 8 March 1629 – 25 April 1687) was a Transylvanian Franciscan friar and Roman Catholic priest, musician, folklorist, humanist, constructor and repairer of organs of Romanian origin (according to his own testimony, "Natus valachus sum" - "I was born a Vlach").He is buried in szárhegy.
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