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Leandro di Santa Cecilia
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Leandro di Santa Cecilia

Date of Birth: 2 February 1702

Place of Birth: Breglio (today Breil, France)

Date of Death: 6 July 1784

Place of Death: Rome


The Carmelite Leandro di Santa Cecilia (Giovanni Augusto Cottalorda), missionary in countries of the Muslim Orient from 1732 to 1751, was born in Breglio (Breil, diocese of Ventimiglia), a small town now in France, in 1702. He had at least two brothers, on…

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Orsatti, Paola, “Leandro di Santa Cecilia”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 03 March 2024 <>

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