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Famous Albanians in Venice: Karl Gega, Architect of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
Famous Albanians in Venice: Karl Gega, Architect of the Austro-Hungarian Empire

Author(s): Alvin Saraçi
Subject(s): History
Published by: SHKENCA Akademia e Shkencave e Shqipërisë
Keywords: Famous Albanians in Venice: Karl Gega ; Architecture; Austro-Hungarian Empire; Albania

Summary/Abstract: Karl Gega (aka Carlo Ghega) was born in Venice, in Fondamenta San Gioachim of Garibaldi Street, district of Castello, in 1801. His baptism documents can be found in the State Archives of the Patriarch of Venice. As inscribed in the Registri dei Repertori dei Battesimi di San Pietro di Castello1, he was baptized on 10 January 1802 in San Pietro di Castello, the cathedral of Venice. His parents are Anton Ghega, son of Gasper, a Navy officer and Anna Pribich. Most of the authors agree with the fact that the date of baptism date represents also the date of birth, as shown even in the Wikipedia. Nevertheless, the family certificate that dates back to 1811 shows that Carlo was 10 years old at the time, therefore he was born by the end of 1801, although his baptism took place early in 1802.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 01-02
  • Page Range: 155-164
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English